Whitehaven Man Jailed For Over Two For Knife And Drug Possession

A Whitehaven man has been jailed for over two years for possession of a knife and class B drugs.

Ryan Bennett, of Brakeside Gardens in Whitehaven, was sentenced for ‘possession of bladed article in a public place’ and possession of a Class B drug – Amphetamine at Carlisle Crown Court, on Thursday February 18, receiving a two year and six months sentence.

Ryan Bennetts

This related to an incident on the March 22, 2020 on Woodhouse Road, Whitehaven at around 5:30pm in which police were called to the area following concerns about the 35-year-old’s behaviour.

Officers arrived at the address and Bennett persisted to resist, but was inevitably arrested.

Following a search officers located a bag of white powder – which subsequently proved to be amphetamine – and located a knife near to Bennetts location.

Police Constable Paul Kearns said: “This is a great result and thankfully Bennett didn’t use the knife on anyone.

“Carrying a knife can have fatal consequences and we will not tolerate this happening in our communities.

“I hope that the prison sentence can send a clear message to those who would consider carrying a knife, that if you do we will do all we can to ensure you are removed from society and spend time in prison.”