A MAN has been sent to prison for eight months for holding a hammer in a public space.

Bartosz Przybylowicz, 30, of Snowdrop Drive in Didcot, was sentenced for possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.

He was caught on June 25 in Greenwood Way, Harwell, near Didcot, with the hammer without “lawful authority or reasonable excuse”.

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Przybylowicz pleaded guilty to having the hammer this month and was sentenced at Oxfordshire Magistrates' Court to eight months in prison.

The offence was considered “serious” because it was committed while Przybylowicz was subject to a community sentence for driving over the alcohol limit.

He was also made to pay £155 in victim surcharges and £85 court costs. In the meantime, the hammer has been forfeited and destroyed.


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This story was written by Gee Harland, she joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

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