Archive for the 'offensive weapons' Category

Accused wins appeal after judge told him: ‘Shut your mouth’ – Daily Telegraph

“A defendant who was told by a judge to “shut your mouth and listen” just before he had to give evidence on why he had two knives in his car has had his subsequent convictions overturned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th April 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Youths face life for boy’s murder – The Independent

“Three youths face life sentences after being found guilty today of murdering schoolboy Nicholas Pearton.”

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The Independent, 10th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Regina v Vasili – WLR Daily

Regina v Vasili [2011] WLR (D) 58

“If an object had all the characteristics of a flick knife, it would therefore be considered an offensive weapon per se: the fact that the same object functioned also as a lighter did not stop it being an offensive weapon.”

WLR Daily, 24th February 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Regina v Vasili – WLR Daily

Regina v Vasili [2011] WLR (D) 58

“If an object had all the characteristics of a flick knife, it would therefore be considered an offensive weapon per se: the fact that the same object functioned also as a lighter did not stop it being an offensive weapon.”

WLR Daily, 24th February 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary would be removed.

Crawley brawl machete attacker Antonio Batsimba jailed – BBC News

“A 22-year-old man has been given an indeterminate prison sentence for a machete attack in Crawley town centre which left three men seriously injured.”

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BBC News, 17th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man faces jail after ‘axe-attack’ joke – Daily Telegraph

“A man is facing jail after he tried to scare teenagers away by chasing his ketchup-smeared fiancée down a moonlit farm track whilst wielding an axe.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Knifeman jailed for life over footballer’s murder – The Independent

“A knifeman who stabbed to death a promising teenage footballer as he tried to help his friends was jailed for life today with a minimum term of 19 years.”

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The Independent, 2nd February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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