Danny Kent handed suspended jail sentence for knife charge

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Former Moto3 World Champion Danny Kent has been handed a suspended four-month jail term today after admitting carrying a knife.

Kent (25) , who lives in Tetbury, was before Cheltenham Magistrates and pleaded guilty to possessing a knife in a public place.

Peter Ashby, prosecuting, said that Kent was carrying the kitchen knife on March 7 when he was involved in a scuffle with a 63-year-old man in the town’s West Street car park.

Mr Ashby said the 63-year-old had been out walking his dog when he heard commotion in a block of flats and saw two men run past him.

He added: “One of the men, the defendant’s brother, confronted the 63-year-old and there was a scuffle and the older man took the young man to the ground.

“He pinned him down and then the other man, the defendant, came over and pushed the older man off.

“The witness then saw a knife on the ground. He picked it up and went home and then informed the police.”

Howard Ogden, defending, told the court that Kent came across his brother on the floor with the older man pinning him down. He thought his brother was the victim of an assault and pushed him off. The knife was in his pocket but it was there because it was used in conjunction with work.

Kent apologised to the court. His sentence was suspended for 12 months and he was ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge and £85 costs.