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Knuckleduster knife man tussles with police officer at The Hawthorns

Nabil Barbhuiya Image copyright British Transport Police
Image caption Nabil Barbhuiya was found in possession of an eight inch blade

A man has been imprisoned after a struggle with a police officer over a knuckleduster.

Nabil Barbhuiya was found in possession of an 8in blade with a knuckleduster handle at The Hawthorns station, near West Bromwich, in October 2016.

Police said a struggle after Barbhuiya, 20, from Whitstable, Kent, resisted arrest led to him and an officer falling down two flights of stairs.

Barbhuiya was sentenced to nine months in a young offenders institution.

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He pleaded guilty to possession of a knife and obstructing a constable.

Police say the officer involved had to take time off work to recover from his injuries, but the consequences "could have been a lot worse".

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