It was not permissible to couple ignorance as to the offensive nature of a weapon with an explanation for the use of the weapon so as in combination to provide a defence of "reasonable excuse" to the offence of having an offensive weapon contrary to s.1(1) Prevention of Crime Act 1953.

CA (Crim Div) (Gage J, Henry LJ, Judge Tucker QC)

07/11/1997

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