Friday, September 21, 2012
A VIOLENT man who went on a rampage with a meat cleaver has been jailed for four years.
Residents reported Benjamin Boak to police after he was seen banging on a door in Glebe Road, Cambourne on Saturday, July 7.
The 24-year-old, of Bucksherd Close, Great Cambourne, was shouting abuse and waving a meat cleaver around threatening people. Officers attended the scene, including armed officers and the dog unit, but Boak had got into his car and driven away.
He then went on a high-speed rampage shouting abuse at people he passed. One family was cycling along Jeavon’s Lane when Boak threatened to kill the mother for telling him to slow down.
Police later arrested Boak in Bucksherd Close, where he was also aggressive and violent towards officers.
Officers found a meat cleaver discarded in a bin at his home.
Boak pleaded guilty to affray and possession of an offensive weapon at Cambridge Crown Court on Friday, August 31.
Yesterday (Thursday), Judge Sean Enright sentenced Boak at Peterborough Crown Court to a total of four years imprisonment minus 65 days he has spent on remand.
Detective Constable Fraser Murray said: “Boak was a risk to himself, officers and other members of the public.
“He was aggressive towards officers and caused a lot of harm, fear and distress. Such violence is not acceptable and yesterday’s sentence should serve as a warning that anyone who commits such offences faces time behind bars.”