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.”