Portsmouth teenager appears in court accused of brandishing machete in public

A TEENAGER is due to go on trial for affray and for threatening a person with a machete.

Tuesday, 17th August 2021, 2:58 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th August 2021, 10:56 am
Portsmouth Magistrates' Court. Picture: Chris Moorhouse

Bornwell Hakaperi, 18, was charged with affray and possessing a machete in Elm Grove, Southsea, on July 18. He denies the offences.

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Appearing at Portsmouth Youth Court on Tuesday, he is now due to go on trial on September 15 with a pre-trial hearing taking place on September 3.

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The defendant was 17 at the time of the alleged offences and has since turned 18 and can now be named following an application by The News.

Hakaperi, of Bramshott Road, Southsea, was remanded into custody.

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