Points & Blades

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Flashcards on Points & Blades, created by ben.furneaux on 08/25/2013.

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What legislation covers Points & Blades s.139 Criminal Justice Act (1988)
What is the definition of the offence? s.139(1) It is an offence for a person to have with him any article which has a blade or is sharply pointed in a public place without good reason or lawful of authority
Who's responsibility is it to prove the 'good reason/lawful authority'? The carrier's
Are there any exceptions to the rule? Yes. Where the blade is FOLDING, NON-LOCKABLE and is 7.6cm/3 inches OR LESS. However, if it locks it's illegal, regardless of length!
What are the defences? (Good Reason/Lawful Authority) For use at work. Religious reasons. Part of a national dress. Educational purposes.
Schools s.139A makes it an offence for a person to carry a blade or pointed article on a School Premises. Same exceptions and defences apply. ONLY applicable to Primary and Secondary Schools!
Points & Blades or Off Weaps? A person should be arrested for 'Offensive Weapon' WHERE POSSIBLE, rather than Points and Blades.
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