Teenage boy, 17, who was caught carrying a knife in Woodford Green made ‘a terrible mistake’

PUBLISHED: 09:27 29 December 2017 | UPDATED: 09:32 29 December 2017

This is a stock image. CREDIT: PA/KATIE COLLINS

This is a stock image. CREDIT: PA/KATIE COLLINS

PA Archive/PA Images

A teenager who was caught carrying a knife in Woodford Green told the police that he “hadn’t hit anyone with it” when he was arrested.

The youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was reported to the police by a resident in Highfield Road, Woodford Green, after they spotted the 17-year-old with the weapon from their window, on November 22.

The teenager, who was with a friend, initially tried to walk away from police when they arrived but when he was stopped, he admitted that he was carrying a kitchen knife.

In an interview with officers, he claimed that he had found it in the alleyway moments earlier and planned to get rid of it.

However, at Barkingside Magistrates Court on Thursday, December 28, he pleaded guilty to possessing a knife blade in a public place.

His layer, Mr Madeilno added that the youth, who had no previous offences, had made “a terrible mistake.”

The youth was given a four-month referral order and the knife will be destroyed.

Latest Ilford Stories

Jordan Wigham praised the display of 17-year-old Tyler Ford off the bench

The O’s should have James Brophy fit and raring to go for Saturday’s crunch clash

Hammers youngster comes through his troubles to show true class

Are we buying Perez excuse for not coming on at Everton?


A Clayhall shop employee has been fined for selling counterfeit vodka to customers who believed they were buying well-known, branded spirits.

Justin Edinburgh’s number two reflected on a spell just before half time of O’s clash with Barnet

More than 100 cadets and family members came together for the unveiling of a memorial in honour of an RAF pilot killed in a crash two years ago aged 25.


Much of the Essex club’s squad currently on deals that only run until end of season


Struggling to find a buyer for your home in a slower market? We speak to Ilford property expert Nina Kaura from Portico about the Crossrail effect and why getting things right first time will get you the best price for your property.

Exchange Ilford is a shopping centre on a mission to make it a more welcoming and accessible place to the people of Redbridge.

An Ilford shoe retailer and podiatry practice is taking the next step with a move to a new shop just a few doors down.

Newsletter Sign Up

Ilford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now