Teenager found with a knife at Tonbridge train station

A 16-year-old boy was found in possession of a kitchen knife on Friday after a seizure at Tonbridge train station.

The young man was stopped after crossing the road to avoid the officers at Tonbridge station.

He was charged with possessing a knife in a public place and will later appear in front of Medway Magistrates court on Aril 30th.

The operation which included the use of specially trained police dogs was put in place to stop anyone carrying illegal substances and 14 people in total were stopped during the search.

Anyone who thinks it is ok to walk around with drugs on them needs to think again and ask themselves if it is really worth it”

The checks meant that formal warnings were given to three people during the stop and search who were found in possession of small amounts of cannabis.

A further arrest was also made on a 35-year-old man in connection with an ongoing investigation linked to threating behaviour and criminal damage.

 

Sergeant Ash Boxall from the Tonbridge community Policing Team said: “Anyone who thinks it is ok to walk around with drugs on them needs to think again and ask themselves if it is really worth it”

Kent police are working in conjunction with other agencies such as British Transport Police to not only crack down on drugs but also the misuse of weapons such as those carrying knives.

Kent police say: they are “targeting those who wrongly think that carrying a knife or a weapon or whatever reason in is acceptable”.

Here’s the link to the full report