Teenager arrested after being found with a knife in Bury St Edmunds town centre

An 18-year-old man has been charged with two counts of possession of a knife in a public place.

At 1.30am today, Sunday, July 5, police out on patrol received reports of a man in Bury St Edmunds town centre, who was identified as a suspect in an incident that had taken place on June 24.

Officers responded and located a male teenager on Crown Street. He was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a knife in a public place and taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Leo Baker, of Tannery Drive, Bury St Edmunds, has now been charged with possession of a knife in a public place, namely a kitchen knife with a blade approximately 8ins long.

Baker was also charged with possession of knife in a public place and with using threatening, abusive or insulting words/behaviour in a separate incident which took place on Wednesday, June 24, on Maynewater Lane, Bury St Edmunds.

Baker has been bailed to appear before Ipswich Magistrates Court on September 8.

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