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Man convicted for affray and threatening a person with a knife in High Wycombe

| September 7, 2022

A man has been convicted for affray and threatening a person with a knife in High Wycombe.

The conviction follows an investigation by Thames Valley Police.

On Tuesday 6th September 2022, at High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court, Malaki Barton, aged 19, of Booker Lane, High Wycombe pleaded guilty to one count each of affray and threatening a person with a bladed article. Barton was remanded in custody and is due to be sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court at a date to be confirmed.

On Friday 26th August 2022, at around 4.25pm, Barton confronted a group of people in the KFC at Wycombe Retail Park on London Road. Barton produced a large combat knife and threatened a man. During the incident nobody was seriously injured.

Officers from Thames Valley Police attended swiftly however Barton had made off by the time the police officers arrived at the scene.

Following an investigation with the support of multiple witnesses, Barton was arrested on Monday 5th September 2022 after trying to evade police officers. He was charged with the offences later that day.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Richard Tulloch, of High Wycombe CID, said: ‘This was a horrific incident where a knife was used in public with adults, teens and young children present.

Barton was quickly identified and has now been brought to justice.

The witnesses who came forward following this harrowing incident have provided a copious amount of information which has contributed to our investigation so I want to thank them for their support.

Thames Valley Police will not tolerate knife crime. We will continue to ensure the public is safe from those who carry knives and that offenders will be brought to justice for their actions.

*Source of article : Thames Valley Police ‘latest news’.

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