THE face of a man jailed for threatening another with a knife has been revealed by police.

Darren Smith, 37, of Fox Close, Chipping Norton, was sentenced at Oxford Crown Court on Friday (March 15) for one count of possession of a bladed article and one count of threatening another with a bladed article.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of an offensive weapon and was found guilty by a unanimous jury verdict of threatening a person with a bladed article in a public place following a two-day trial at Oxford Crown Court.

Read the full sentencing in court here: Chipping Norton man jailed for threatening with a knife

Smith was jailed for 30 months.

Speaking after the sentencing, investigating officer detective constable Dan Smith of the Witney Priority Crime Team, said: “We do not tolerate knife carrying in the Thames Valley, and through Operation Deter principles, Smith was charged and remanded for grave offences of threatening people in a public place with a bladed article.

Oxford Mail: Darren SmithDarren Smith (Image: TVP)

“He has rightly been sentenced to a prison term as a result of his actions, and he will be subjected to a Serious Violence Reduction Order upon his release.

“SVROs are a relatively new piece of legislation which enables officers to stop and search those subjected to these orders with or without suspicion.

“I hope that this sentence and the SVRO will reassure the local community that we will tackle knife crime in all its forms and bring offenders to justice.”