offensive weapon


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offensive weapon

any article made or adapted for use for causing injury to a person or intended by the person having it with him for such use by him. A razor is not an offensive weapon in its own right but could be such if intended by the person to be used as such. Any person who, without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, the proof being on that person, has with him in any public place any offensive weapon is guilty of an offence.
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Francis Donnelly, of Clifton Courtyard, made an unsuccessful application for bail as he faced two counts of GBH with intent, possession of an offensive weapon with intent and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.
A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police confirmed officers were called to the family-friendly event, and that the boy was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.
Louai Ali He was found guilty of the unrelated wounding and possession of an offensive weapon from December.
"Many forms of ornamental weapons and replica items fall within the category of an offensive weapon, so we would urge people to avoid purchasing such items.
The statistics showed that, in 2018-19, the criminal justice system dealt with 22,041 knife and offensive weapon incidents - an increase of 34% on the same 12-month period to March 2015.
Scotland Yard said a 15-year-old is due before magistrates today charged with murder, grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon.
changing the legal definition for threatening someone with an offensive weapon to make prosecutions easier
In the year to September 2018 there were 838 convictions or cautions for possessing a knife or offensive weapon, or threatening another with a knife or offensive weapon - down 39% from the 1,371 convictions or cautions handed out a decade earlier.
In the year to September 2018 there were 1,169 convictions or cautions for possessing a knife or offensive weapon, or threatening another with a knife or offensive weapon.
A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said two men had been charged with affray and carrying an offensive weapon.
The police team from Stockland Green said: "A bladed weapon and offensive weapon have been seized from a pupil in a school in the Birmingham North area.
Prison after he was caught with baton A Motherwell man has been put behind bars after he was convicted of public order and offensive weapon charges.