Rapper J Hus sentenced to eight months in jail for carrying a knife

‘I regret my foolish actions,’ says musician who plead guilty after police found him with 10cm blade in east London

The rapper J Hus has been sentenced to eight months in jail after admitting to carrying a knife in a public place.

Police caught the 22-year-old, AKA Momodou Jallow, with a weapon near the Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, east London, on 21 June. They stopped him and his girlfriend after smelling cannabis.

When asked if he was carrying anything he shouldn’t have been, he said he had a 10cm folding knife. He explained: “You know, it’s Westfield.” He has previously been involved in disorder at the shopping centre.

In July he plead not guilty to the charge of possession of a bladed article in a public place, but changed his plea in October. The court heard that Hus has six previous convictions for 10 offences between 2011 and 2016, including possession of a knife and violent disorder, and he has previously received an asbo.

Judge Sheila Canavan said she would be “failing in my duty” if she did not jail him. She recognised his “considerable talent” but said that he had “failed to leave his past behind him”.

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