A man in Battersea has been charged with allegedly chasing a woman down a pavement with a carving knife just yards from Prince George’s school.
On Sunday 31 May 2020, Jameson Keane of Battersea Church Road was arrested for allegedly chasing a woman from his front door down the street with what a witness described as a “kitchen carving knife.”
Neighbours were woken up by raucous “banging and shouting,” with a woman screaming hysterically and shouting “he had a knife,” whilst families out for a Sunday stroll with their children fled in panic.
Keane was arrested by Wandsworth Police and later charged, with possession of a bladed article and threatening a person with a bladed article.
Attending Lavender Hill Magistrates Court on Tuesday, the matter for the alleged offence of threatening a person with a bladed article was referred to Kingston Upon Thames Crown Court for 9 November.
Residents have described how Keane has been terrorising neighbours with threats as well as holding an illegal cannabis party which blatently had “more than six people attending, on 29 May during the first coronavirus lockdown.”
Residents who include Michael Caine and Princess Diana’s former chef are among those who are affected by the constant smell of cannabis by Keane daily.
A resident who asked not to be named for fear of reprisal said, that “residents have been subjected to continuous cannabis smoking entering their flats on a daily occurrence, we are elderly and vulnerable and live in sheltered housing.
“We have been put here because of our medical problems, such as COPD and heart disease.”
He added, “When we bought this to the attention of Wandsworth Borough Council, their concerns were not taken into account and we have now been living under these conditions for almost two years.”