Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a boy has been sentenced for possession of a knife in Milton Keynes.
The 14-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was found guilty of one count of possession of a knife in a public place at Milton Keynes Magistrates Court on 3 August.
Returning to the same court on Wednesday (10/8), he was sentenced to a one year youth rehabilitation order.
The sentencing relates to an incident on 12 July last year in Hunstanton Way, Bletchley.
Officers saw the boy discard a lock knife and subsequently arrested him.
Investigating officer, PC Josh Goodacre, based at Milton Keynes police station, said: “This is a conviction from an offence last year, and we have now commenced Operation Deter to directly tackle knife crime in Milton Keynes.
“Be under no doubt, if you are caught in possession of a knife in Milton Keynes, we will pursue you, arrest you and place you before the courts.
“We are committed in our determination to make our communities safer by removing knives from our streets.
“You are more likely to be injured by your own knife if you carry one, so my message is clear. Do not become a statistic, and do not risk ending up with a criminal record by making a decision to carry a knife.
“My message to the community is if you have any information about anybody who is carrying a knife, please report this to us, either on 101 or by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.”