THE sentencing of a man caught with a Stanley knife in Oxford has been delayed due to an upcoming drug trial.

Imam Pobi-Da-Silva, 23, was due to be sentenced at Oxford Crown Court on Tuesday (January 23) for one count of possession of a knife in a public place.

He was caught in the Nuffield College car park in Worcester Street with the knife on November 26 last year.

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However, a judge agreed to adjourn his sentencing due to an upcoming drugs trial in Luton Crown Court where Pobi-Da-Silva faces several drug charges.

He has pleaded guilty to some charges and may face a custodial sentence.

It was argued his possession of a knife charge should be dealt with in Luton Crown Court as well.

Judge Nigel Daly agreed to transfer the case but the resident judge in Luton will need to accept it and the judge in Oxford will need to release it.

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If the case cannot be moved, a new sentencing date of March 27 has been scheduled to take place in Oxford.

Judge Daly said: β€œI think it better set a backstop date at this court otherwise if I can’t send it to Luton, it is just going to disappear.”

Pobi-Da-Silva, of Nire Road, Reading, will remain on conditional bail until the case is dealt with in Luton or Oxford.