Three men charged with knife crime offences
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Three men have been charged with weapons offences in connection with an incident at Billing Aquadrome which involved knives.
On the morning of Friday, September 24, police officers were called to an incident in Nene Way where three men were reported to be making threats with knives. During the incident they also damaged a caravan and a car in the area.
Now, Liam Michael Stray, 42, previously of Wellingborough, Liam Edward Stray, 22, previously of West Street, Wellingborough, and Marcus Leonard Stephen Abel, 23, previously of Wellingborough, have all been charged with affray, making threats with a bladed article, and criminal damage, in connection with the incident.
In addition, Liam Michael Stray has also been charged with making threats to kill in relation to telephone messages and Marcus Abel has also been charged with possession of Class B drugs.
All three men have been remanded into custody and will next appear at Northampton Crown Court on November 15, 2021.
Detective Inspector Dave Harley, said: “This was a shocking incident, involving threats with knives in broad daylight, witnessed by many people, and I would like to thank everyone who came forward with their testimonies and supported the police investigation. This allowed us to build our case and achieve these charges which I’m really pleased with.
“Anyone who witnessed this incident but has yet to come forward is encouraged to do so. Tackling knife crime is a priority for this Force and we want to continue sending a message that we take a zero-tolerance approach to anyone involved in it. But in order to do this we do need the help and support of the public and witnesses to come forward.”
Witnesses or anyone with information about this incident should call Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively you can provide your information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
Incident number: 21000558023