Prison for Rugby man who attempted to flee from police on his bicycle while carrying drugs and knives

The incident occurred last year

Friday, 21st May 2021, 12:37 pm
Updated Friday, 21st May 2021, 12:38 pm
Calvin Mukwamiri.

A Rugby man has been handed a custodial sentence after he was caught carrying Class B drugs and two knives in town last year.

22-year-old Calvin Mukwamiri, of Castle Combe, appeared in court in connection with an incident that took place on September 17, 2020.

The court heard that plain clothed officers from proactive CID were conducting routine patrols in and around Bath Street area of Rugby when they saw three men acting suspiciously.

When the officers attempted to speak with the men, one of them, Calvin Mukwamiri, tried to flee on his bicycle.

Officers gave chase and witnessed Mukwamiri abandon his rucksack before he was caught in Bath Street.

The rucksack was recovered and found to contain two knives.

Mukwamiri was found to have cannabis on his person.

Mukwamiri pleaded guilty to two charges and was sentenced as follows:

• Having possession of a controlled drug - Class B - 4 weeks imprisonment and a fine of £128 to fund victim services.

• Possessing a knife blade / sharp pointed article in a public place - 20 weeks imprisonment.

The sentences will run consecutively.

Detective Constable Robert Garrison from Proactive CID in Rugby said “We welcome the court’s decision to issue a custodial sentence in this case.

"In March we launched Operation Reduce with a specific objective to drive down the levels of violent crime in Rugby, particularly among young people.

"As part of this officers will intensify efforts to target offenders using Stop Search powers amongst other prevention, engagement and enforcement tactics to keep our community safe.”