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Man found with kitchen knife on Norwich train jailed

PUBLISHED: 13:01 02 May 2017 | UPDATED: 13:23 02 May 2017

Martin Walker, 48, was found on a train with a kitchen knife Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Martin Walker, 48, was found on a train with a kitchen knife Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2015

A man who was found by police with a knife on a train in Norwich has been jailed.

Armed officers had been called to reports of a man with a knife in Norwich Road, Salhouse.

Enquiries led police to Norwich train station where Martin Walker, 48, was found on a train with a kitchen knife.

Norwich Crown Court heard Walker, who is from Aberdeen, had been in Norfolk looking for work and had been camping at Salhouse.

Chris Youell, prosecuting, said it had “come to the police’s attention” that the defendant was in possession of knives and officers went to the train station where they found him on a train with a black handled kitchen knife in a guitar case.

He was arrested and taken to the police station.

Walker appeared at court via videolink from HMP Norwich and admitted being in possession of a bladed article on April 2 this year.

He also admitted being in breach of a suspended sentence imposed at Berkshire Magistrates Court in February last year for possessing a bladed article in a public place, assault a constable and failing to surrender to custody.

Andrew Oliver, for Walker, who has 10 previous convictions for 17 offences, said his client had come down from to find work.

Walker, who has an elderly mother in Aberdeen, was to be camping in a tent and had the knife for “cooking” and “opening cans”.

Judge Stephen Holt sentenced Walker to a total of four months in prison.

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