Man almost injured police officer after hiding kitchen knife up his sleeve

Dylan Bell was caught with the six-inch blade in Glasgow’s Carnwadric on September 30, 2021.

Dylan Bell jailed for hiding knife up sleeve and failing to tell police officer SNS Group

A man who almost injured a police officer after failing to disclose a kitchen knife hidden up his arm has been jailed for 15 months.

Dylan Bell was caught with the six-inch blade in Glasgow’s Carnwadric on September 30, 2021.

The 22-year-old had initially been stopped by officers after a smell of cannabis was detected.

He was asked during a search whether he had anything which could harm officers which Bell denied

The searching officer was almost injured after touching the blade that Bell had concealed.

He pled guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to possession of the knife without a reasonable excuse or lawful authority in a public place.

Bell also admitted failing to disclose the knife to the officer and exposing him to risk of injury as well as assaulting constable Kane McPherson.

The court heard officers were alerted to Bell’s building due to reports of intoxicated men “causing a nuisance.” 

Bell – who was standing outside the building – had a “strong smell of cannabis” coming from him that was noted by officers and he was under influence of an unknown substance.

Prosecutor Tanjeel Maleque said: “He was cautioned and detained for a search and prior to it, PC Justin McDonald asked if there was anything in his possession that could cause injury to the officers.

“Bell acknowledged this and replied: ‘Naw’.

“PC McDonald searched Bell and recovered a serrated six-inch kitchen knife from the left sleeve as he was attempting to conceal this under his arm. 

“PC McDonald grabbed the blade end from Bell’s wrist and narrowly avoided injury to his hand.”

Bell was arrested and became hostile to officers gesturing to head butt PC McPherson, narrowly missing him.

Mark Allen, defending, told the court that Bell’s last previous conviction was identical.