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Burghfield Common man jailed for possession of knife, shotgun and drugs

Thomas Biggs was sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Monday

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Burghfield Common man jailed for possession of knife, shotgun and drugs

A BURGHFIELD Common man has been jailed for five years and eight months for being in possession of a knife, shotgun and Class B drugs.

Twenty-two year old Thomas Biggs, from Hawksworth Road, pleaded guilty to the offences at a hearing at Reading Crown Court on Monday and was sentenced on the same day.

On December 16 2015 police were called to reports of a man in a public place with a knife. 

When he was approached by police, Biggs pulled out a knife and threw it away. He was arrested and on a subsequent search of a property a shotgun and cannabis were also recovered.

He was charged on 17 December 2015 and this week sentenced for possession of a prohibited firearm, possession of a bladed article and possession of cannabis.

Investigating officer, PC Nigel Woodall from Newbury police station, said: “Biggs posed a threat to his local community and this conviction helps make Reading a safer place.

"I want to thank the quick thinking public who contacted police when they saw Biggs with a knife and this led to a shotgun being recovered.”

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