A TEENAGER has been slapped with a community order after being fond in possession of a knife.

Levi Heholt, 19, of Norfolk Road, Reading, was arrested by officers in Whitley on Sunday February 19 2017 for possession of a knife, along with stolen cash cards and a driving licence.

He was charged on December 18 2017, and appeared at Reading Magistrates Court in May, where he was convicted of the offences.

On June 4, he was charged at the same court and ordered to pay £85 victim surcharge and £200 in costs, as well as being hit with a community order of 100 hours unpaid work.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Maggie Bruce, of the Investigation Hub in Reading, said: “Knife crime will not be tolerated in the Thames Valley, and we will investigate all such offences and put offenders before the courts.

“I just hope that Heholt can make positive changes in his life, rehabilitate and refrain from reoffending.”