'A disabled caravanner who kept a penknife in his glove compartment to use on picnics has blasted the authorities after being dragged through court for possessing an offensive weapon.Quite ridiculous. I carry a penknife in my work case, have done for years, I also carry several screwdrivers and occasionally more tools. Am I guilty of carrying offensive weapons? If so then so are dozens of men that I know.
Rodney Knowles, 61, walks with the aid of a stick and had used the Swiss Army knife to cut up fruit on picnics with his wife.
Knowles yesterday admitted possessing an offensive weapon at Torquay Magistrates Court. He was given a conditional discharge.
But speaking after the hearing, he said: 'It's a stupid law. Now I have a criminal record.''
Thursday, 27 January 2011
Have the police and the CPS nothing better to do?
Unless there is more to this story in The Mail than meets the eye then: