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Swanley man arrested for carrying knife after car fails to stop for police
A 32-YEAR-OLD man from Swanley has been charged with possessing a knife in public and going equipped for theft after a car he was travelling in was stopped on the M25.
James Rice, of Cherry Avenue, was one of three men arrested after Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras clocked a vehicle in Essex.
When the vehicle failed to stop for police, officers followed it to Aveley and Rice was arrested nearby, along with two other men.
Rice was later charged with going equipped for theft and possessing a knife in a public place.
Kevin Smith, aged 33, from Cambridgeshire and 28-year-old Perry Twinley from Westerham faced the same charges, with Twinley also being charged with driving without insurance, having an invalid driving license and dangerous driving.
All three men appeared at Basildon Magistrates Court on Thursday where Rice denied both offences.
He will appear at the same court on February 26 where his case will be committed to crown court.