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Teenager 'Spooked' Into Carrying Knuckleduster

Wednesday January 8 2014

Barnsley Magistrates' Court Barnsley Magistrates' Court

A TEENAGER decided to carry a knuckleduster after being 'spooked' when he was held at knifepoint, Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told.

Luke Paul Everitt, 18, told police a 'smackhead' had held a knife to his head the previous week, said Jayne Ormrod, prosecuting.

She said Everitt, who was in Mandela Gardens, had the knuckleduster for his protection.

"Mr Everitt said he would have used the knuckleduster to scare someone, but not use it," Mrs Ormrod said.

Chris Peace, defending, asked for Everitt to be treated leniently.

He said: "Mr Everitt did not have the knuckleduster in a pub on Wellington Street at 11.30pm. He was arrested at about midday after falling asleep. The knuckleduster was sticking out of his pocket.

"He had been rather spooked when he was held at knifepoint. He was frightened so he armed himself with a knuckleduster.

"He felt that if he showed someone the knuckleduster, it would dissuade someone from attacking him."

Everitt, of Welland Crescent, Elsecar, admitted possessing an offensive weapon and drugs.

His case was adjourned until January 21 for a pre-sentence report and he was granted unconditional bail.

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Reply Posted by lauren on Thursday January 9 2014 at 00:08
In a way I feel for the lad. Must ov been an awful experience to be held at knifepoint. Now he's goin to get into trouble for protecting himself. Even tho he did not hurt or threaten any one with the knuckledusters he was asleep n they saw it in his pocket.

Reply Posted by Annie on Thursday January 9 2014 at 11:50
People should have the right to protect themselves. After being held at knifepoint, it comes at no surprise that Luke would want to protect himself. If it was girl who had done the same thing, I imagine she would be let off! The way I see it, the only thing he should be getting prosecuted for is the drugs.

Reply Posted by Fawkes on Thursday January 9 2014 at 11:53
Hes from welland crescent. says it all !

Reply Posted by rainbow on Thursday January 9 2014 at 14:27
Did he report the knife attack to the police or did he just decide to take the law into his own hands? These people need taking off the streets before some innocent person is seriously injured by them. People who carry offensive weapons deserve no sympathy.!!

Reply Posted by lauren on Thursday January 9 2014 at 18:43
Oh dear me rainbow have you ever been held at knifepoint am sure not with your comment he had the right to protect himself and yes he should get done for the drugs

Reply Posted by «»«»«» on Thursday January 9 2014 at 20:22
He said he got held at knifepoint, doesn't mean it happened. Folk say owt in court to get off wi it. Just goes to show people believe everything they read on here.

Reply Posted by lauren on Friday January 10 2014 at 13:18
Not every one tells lies you know he could be telling the truth he could be lying the only people who know what exactly happened is him and the others who were involved either way I would protect myself if some one held a knife at my neck aswell and so would any one else if they were scared if they can endanger your life then I think you should have the right to defend your life simple really same if some one enters your home without permission you should have the right to protect your home your property and your loved ones

Reply Posted by Me on Friday January 10 2014 at 14:35
I know Luke and he is a heavy drug user and lies to get himself out of trouble! He is a thug and deserves the time!

Reply Posted by Rich on Friday January 10 2014 at 14:47
admitted possessing an offensive weapon...

...and drugs.


Reply Posted by Daz on Friday January 10 2014 at 15:55
At least they caught this deadbeat before he can do anymore harm, what a waste at 18.

Reply Posted by Mikey B on Monday January 13 2014 at 09:44
Thats wot we wanna hear lads, wellend army is cumin for u south yorksha wanka rashis! Evrett evn said he dint do owt, it was med up he had smack on him. KING OF WELLAND FREE EVRIT

Reply Posted by lauren on Monday January 13 2014 at 15:05
Have you heard yourselves, Jesus, grow up little boys, just to think if your parents read this crap you've put on here they would be ashamed of you. At the end of the day using drug is absolutely disgusting all the harm your causing to your body for a bit of fun can't you boys go out and have fun without taking drugs just for a quick pick me up you must be so boring if you can't go out and have fun without taking drugs. I don't think a 18yr drug user is a good role model to have as a king of wellend army more like king of bellend army because that is exactly how you have painted yourselves out to be absolutely ridiculous comment might be your friend but you have just made him look a proper wellend aswell as yourselves think before you speak show your support in a proper way

Reply Posted by lauren on Monday January 13 2014 at 15:13
And you've also made him look like he was lying being scared and that's why he was carrying the knuckle dusters more like he's a drug using little thug who can't fight his own battle without a weapon Ayyy dear me you've done your friend no favours on this one lads!

Reply Posted by luke e on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 11:43
i dont care what people thing of me it is all true what he says and ye i am in the wrong for carrying a offensive weapon and thats everyone for your sopport.

Reply Posted by lauren on Wednesday January 15 2014 at 13:47
Well you need to grow up stop taking drugs and make something of your life there's more to life than that crap you put in your body. Your parents must be so proud of you the way you've turned out and thanks for the support your druggy mates biggin you up and making you look a right idiot Jesus dude you need a size ten up your arse to kick start your drug fuelled brain maybe making you realise that your seriously need to grow up

Reply Posted by luke e on Thursday January 16 2014 at 11:58
thank you for your surport lauren and im getting help for the drugs and i didnt tell them to put anything and the people who are putting things on this saying im a big druggy please stop because your not really helping your making things worser thanks once again

Reply Posted by lauren on Friday January 17 2014 at 23:31
I am very pleased that you are getting help for the drugs does Proove you do want to make an effort into changing your ways. The boys who posted comments do you no favour hence I put what I did. Might have seemed harsh but I was just being honest with. Hope you get sorted out as life is for living not for wasting.

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