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20 September 2018, 18:35 | Updated: 20 September 2018, 18:39
A man from London has been jailed for 20 months for being found in possession of a knife following a fight in Luton.
Gavin Edwards, 21, of Chalfont Avenue, Wembley, pleaded guilty to possession of a bladed article and was sentenced on Monday (17 September) at Luton Crown Court.
Edwards was arrested on 30 June after officers were called to an altercation on Leagrave High Street.
He was seen in the area with a friend who was covered in blood, so was stopped by police, and upon searching Edwards the knife was discovered.
Investigation Officer Gary Hales said:
"I’m pleased Edwards will serve time behind bars for carrying a knife; it’s important that people recognise they will be punished if they are carrying a knife.
Violence and knife crime will not be tolerated in Bedfordshire and we are committed to taking dangerous people off our streets.
We’re working hard to tackle knife crime, working closely with our communities, partners and our schools to ensure young people are aware of the dangers and consequences of carrying a knife and we hope this sentence acts as a deterrent.”