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Man admits being in possession of knives after vehicle stop

A 33-year-old man has admitted being in possession of "bladed articles" after police found two kitchen knives in his car.

Police stopped Andrew Venna's black Audi A4 in the early hours of August 29 last year on Calton Road in Gloucester.

The vehicle was stopped as police had been responding to a separate incident nearby.

At Salisbury Crown Court on Monday, April 16, Venna, of Podsmead, Gloucester admitted two counts of possession of a bladed article in a public place.

CID Detective Constable Nova Jack said: "There is no excuse for why anyone should be in possession of items such as this in a public place.

"We have had numerous incidents in the past year relating to knife crime and we are determined to remove the weapons from the streets of Gloucestershire and prevent these violent crimes from happening."

Venna is due to be sentenced on May 10 at Gloucester Crown Court.

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