A 17-year-old boy from Milton Keynes has been sentenced to an 18 month detention and training order, and issued with a 24 month Criminal Behaviour Order.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was convicted of possession of a class B drug with intent to supply and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

He pleaded guilty to all charges on Tuesday (30/4) in Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court and was then sentenced at the same hearing.

The charges relate to offences that took place in Milton Keynes and follow a police investigation.

On November 10th 2018, the boy was in possession of a baseball bat in Melrose Avenue, Bletchley. He was seen waving the bat in a threatening manner goading someone to come and fight him.

When the boy was arrested, police officers conducted a house search and found a significant amount of cannabis with an estimated street value of £500 in the property, along with deal bags, a large amount of cash and eight mobile phones.

The boy was charged on 4 March this year.

Problem Solving Team Sergeant Mark Swallow said: “I am pleased with this result as it sends a clear message to anyone, irrespective of age, who feels it is acceptable to walk the streets with an offensive weapon.

“I would like to reassure our communities that we will continue to tackle the supply of drugs and take robust action against any person who chooses to carry weapons on our streets.

“If you are a young person concerned about the impact of this type of crime, or you feel that you or a friend needs is at risk of being associated with this type of crime, I would encourage you to speak to a trusted adult such as a parent, teacher or your local schools officer for help, advice and reassurance.”