The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #91828   Message #1752619
Posted By: John MacKenzie
04-Jun-06 - 06:46 AM
Thread Name: BS: Suddenly Britain has a knife culture
Subject: RE: BS: Suddenly Britain has a knife culture
Then along come the religious and cultural rights brigade, as in this example.
We Scotsmen want to wear our Sgian Dubh in out stocking top when in full highland dress, etc etc.
Anything can be classed as an offensive weapon, and here are some actual examples. 1 Doc Martin Boots, 2 an umbrella, 3 a large finger ring.
All of these have been used in offensive weapons charges by the police in England. Where they often fall down is in proving 'intent' if they cannot prove that, then a pair of boots, is a pair of boots, is a pair of boots, etc!
Giok