A man has been jailed for 46 weeks after being found in possession of a knife in Altrincham earlier this week.
Josh Thomas, 18, of Epsom Avenue in Sale, was stopped on Sunday after police were given enhanced stop-and-search powers in the wake of the fatal stabbing of Rico Burton in Goose Green earlier that day.
The temporary powers covered a large part of the town centre from Sunday until 3am on Tuesday morning.
The 18-year-old has now been quickly processed through the courts and handed a 46-week jail sentence.
A Greater Manchester Police statement added: “We use the additional stop-search powers when we have information people may have weapons in the area, or there is information that there could be violence.
“Our priority is to keep you safe. We use these powers to prevent violence involving weapons.”
A 21-year-old man, Liam O’Prey, appeared in court in Manchester earlier this week charged with murdering Rico Burton.
He was also accused of assault and causing wounding with intent in relation to a 17-year-old boy and faces further charges of possession of a bladed article and possession of cocaine.
He’s due to appear in Manchester Crown Court today.