Seaton man’s jail sentence lengthened after weapon found

PUBLISHED: 15:07 08 August 2017 | UPDATED: 15:07 08 August 2017

Jamie Channing

Jamie Channing

Archant

Jamie Channing’s 13-year prison term extended by six months after improvised knife discovered in his cell

A Seaton man has been ordered to serve an extra six months in prison after being found with an improvised knife in his cell.

Jamie Channing was on remand at Exeter Prison awaiting trial for a crime spree in Seaton when he was found with the makeshift blade in January this year.

He went on to be convicted of assaults, aggravated burglary, kidnap and possessing a BB gun and jailed for 13 years at a trial in Exeter in February.

Prison officers found him with a metal spoon which had been sharpened to turn it into a knife but which he claimed had been made by his cellmate.

Channing, aged 28, admitted possession of a knife in prison and was jailed for six months by Judge Geoffrey Mercer, QC, at Exeter Crown Court.

He told him:”You are serving a 13 year sentence for serious offences. You had this sharpened piece of cutlery as a weapon about one month before you were sentenced.

“Any offence involving violence or possession of a weapon in prison must be met by a consecutive sentence.”

Gordon Richings, prosecuting, said the improvised weapon was found in the waistband of Channing’s trousers during a cell search.

It was made of metal and looked as if it had been adapted from a cutlery spoon by being sharpened.

Mr Richards said: “The Governor has made a statement saying assaults and incidents of violence have increased over the past two years and this has had an impact on staff and prisoners.

“There was no violence in this case but there was something which could be used for it.”

Emily Cook, defending, said the weapon belonged to Channing’s cellmate, who had left it with him after going for a court appearance. He had been planning to hand it in but officers searched him before he had a chance to do so.

Channing was the leader of a gang which brought terror to the streets of Seaton. He was a cocaine user who was trying to set himself up as a dealer.

He got his girlfriend to buy him a BB gun which he planned to use to terrify a drug user into dealing for him.

He attacked an entirely innocent woman and her teenaged son in Summersby Close, Seaton. after mistaking her for his intended victim.

He went on track down and attack the home of his real target, who he also kidnapped and took to Exeter. He went on to assault another drug user at a lock up at Leggetts Lane, Axmouth over an alleged debt.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 16:00

Ashdown Caravan Park also wants to implement a storage compound for up to 30 caravans as part of a site extension.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:33

Neil Parish was shown first-hand the wide range of services available for customers designed to take the stress out of the demanding festive season.

Read more
Sunday, December 10, 2017

Catch our weekly round-up of readers’ pictures.

Read more
Sunday, December 10, 2017

The family of the man who oversaw the move of Seaton Primary School from its Fore Street site to its present location have paid tribute to him, following his death.

Read more
Saturday, December 9, 2017

Red Homes provided the kits to players in the college’s U14 football team, who went on to be crowned East Devon Schools’ champions.

Read more
Saturday, December 9, 2017

Debbie Foxford, based from Devon Bluebird Care’s hub in Honiton, was announced as the winner at the glitzy ceremony in Bristol.

Read more
Saturday, December 9, 2017

A man is being supported by mental health professionals after spending hours on a bridge over the M5, leading huge delays in Devon last night (Friday).

Read more
Friday, December 8, 2017

Alfie Madge went missing from School Lane in Honiton.

Read more
Friday, December 8, 2017

Enthusiastic people wanted to help bring its newly refurbished galleries to life.

Read more
Thursday, December 7, 2017

The tot was locked in their parent’s car on the driveway of a home in Exeter Road at 9.48am.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 4°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications