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28th May, 2022

Rugby man jailed after police caught him with knives and drugs

A JAIL sentence has been handed to a Rugby man who was caught with knives and drugs by police.

Calvin Mukwamiri, 22, of Castle Combe, was jailed for a total of 24 weeks at Coventry Magistrates Court for possession of a knife in a public place and possession of cannabis.

The court heard that, on September 17 last year, plain clothed officers from Rugby Proactive CID were on patrol around Bath Street when they saw Mukwamiri and two other men acting suspiciously.

When the officers tried to speak with them, Mukwamiri rode off on his bicycle.

Officers gave chase and saw Mukwamiri abandon his rucksack before catching him in Bath Street. The rucksack was recovered and found to contain two knives, and Mukwamiri was found to have cannabis on his person.

Mukwamiri pleaded guilty to both charges, and was sentenced to 20 weeks imprisonment for possession of a knife, and four weeks plus a £128 fine to fund victim services for possession of cannabis.

The sentences will run consecutively.

Det Cons Robert Garrison from Rugby Proactive CID said: “We welcome the court’s decision to issue a custodial sentence in this case.

“In March we launched Operation Reduce with a specific objective to drive down the levels of violent crime in Rugby, particularly among young people.

“As part of this, officers will intensify efforts to target offenders using stop and search powers amongst other prevention, engagement and enforcement tactics to keep our community safe.”

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