Newbury man Jamie Whiteway sentenced for alcohol-fuelled blade offence
A MAN who had a blade in public while under the influence of alcohol has been given a suspended prison sentence.
Jamie Whiteway appeared in the dock at Reading Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, October 31.
The 42-year-old, of Freeman Court, off West Street, Newbury, denied possessing a bladed article in public in Newbury on Tuesday, April 11.
But he was convicted following a trial.
Mr Whiteway, who was legally represented at the hearing by Mason Waker, was sentenced to 26 weeks imprisonment, suspended for 18 months.
He was told a custodial sentence, albeit was suspended, was justified because he had been under the influence of alcohol at the time.
Nevertheless, magistrates said they could suspend the sentence because there was a realistic prospect of rehabilitation.
In addition, Mr Whiteway was ordered to pau £625 costs, plus a statutory victim services surcharge of £154.