Teenager sentenced after police confrontation

A TEENAGER has been sentenced for possessing cocaine and assault by beating following an incident in Salisbury in which he confronted police with a large knife.

Brandon Snelgrove, from the city, pleaded guilty to the offences and has been sentenced to a community order for 12 months, with drug rehabilitation requirements for six months.

The 19-year-old has also been fined £120 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £114. The conviction follows an investigation by Wiltshire Police’s Volume Crimes Team.

On November 6 this year, officers were called to a residential address in Salisbury following a report of a man being aggressive.
Upon arrival, officers were confronted by Snelgrove, who was armed with a large knife. He was disarmed and arrested for possessing an offensive weapon.

Based on further information gathered at the scene, he was further arrested for assaulting a family member and for being in possession of a class A drug.

The VCT conducted an investigation, resulting in the CPS authorising a charge and remand.
Sergeant Joshua Bliss of the VCT said: “Our officers acted quickly to safely defuse the situation and ensure that no one was seriously hurt.

“I’d like to commend the bravery of our officers when dealing with Snelgrove as he was armed with a knife, and for their diligence in ensuring a charge and making sure Snelgrove was remanded in custody.”

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