Luton man convicted of carrying knuckle duster in street

A Luton man has been fined over carrying a black knuckle duster in a residential street.

Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 1:19 pm
Updated Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 1:20 pm

Yasser Imtiaz, 28, of Wychwood Avenue, was convicted of carrying the weapon in Morgan Close on August 1 last year.

Imtiaz had pleaded not guilty but was found guilty by magistrates after trial.

On Tuesday, June 1, Imtiaz appeared at Luton Magistrates' Court for sentencing, where he was fined £300, a victim surcharge of £34 and prosecution costs of £310 - totalling £644.

Luton Magistrates Court
Luton Magistrates Court

An order was made for the knuckle duster to be destroyed.

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