Merseyside Police

St Helens man sentenced to 21 months behind bars after being caught carrying a knife

News   •   Jun 20, 2019 16:29 BST

We have today (20th June) welcomed the sentencing of a 30 year old man after he was found guilty of possession of a Class A drug namely Cocaine and threatening a person with a blade / sharply pointed article in a public place.

Frankie Parr, 30, of Corporation Street, St Helens was sentenced to 21 months in prison after he was found guilty in Liverpool Crown Court.

The incident happened in St Helens Town Centre in the early hours of 2nd May when officers were called to Westfield Street, close to the Wheatsheaf pub, to reports of an altercation involving two men, one of whom was reported to have been in possession of a knife, and making threats. Following enquiries, Parr was identified as the offender, was arrested, charged and remanded in custody where he was today sentenced.

Sergeant Leyland said “I’m pleased with the sentence that Parr has received and I hope this shows others that using threatening behaviour and carrying weapons will result in positive action taking place.

“We understand that people carry knives with a belief that this is a form of protection, but this couldn’t be further from the truth - luckily Parr did not use the knife against anyone, however just by carrying it, he put the wider public and himself in serious danger.

“If you see someone carrying a weapon, acting suspiciously or aggressively towards yourself or others and feel threatened, then please don’t hesitate to call the police on 101 or in an emergency, always call 999. It is better to be safe than sorry.”