Accused ‘had foot-long meat cleaver in car’

Accused ‘had foot-long meat cleaver in car’

Accused ‘had foot-long meat cleaver in car’

First published in News

A MAN is due to appear in court for allegedly being found with a meat cleaver in his car.

This comes after police stopped and searched a Ford Focus on Passfield Avenue, in Eastleigh at 4.15pm on Saturday.

They found a meat cleaver in the passenger door pocket, which was one foot long including a 5 inch handle, and a two-forked prong, 10 inches long including the handle.

Paul Nicholson, 25, of The Quadrangle, Eastleigh, has been charged with possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.

He has been bailed to appear at Southampton Magistrates’ Court on January 24.

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7:21am Wed 8 Jan 14

dacoo says...

i'm sure there's more to this story but the passenger side door pocket would be a fairly safe place to keep such impliment in transit and as for the two prong instrument......isn'
t that for holding meat in place while you carve or in this case possibly chop? I was unaware that inside my car was public, i'll think twice before breaking wind in future
i'm sure there's more to this story but the passenger side door pocket would be a fairly safe place to keep such impliment in transit and as for the two prong instrument......isn' t that for holding meat in place while you carve or in this case possibly chop? I was unaware that inside my car was public, i'll think twice before breaking wind in future dacoo
  • Score: 4

8:57am Wed 8 Jan 14

fraggled says...

The problem is where he had them in his car. By having them within easy reach of any passengers, in this case the driver, it could be deemed that they were offensive weapons if no reasonable excuse could be given. An example of this would be a baseball bat; if it was stuffed down beside a seat whereby it could be grabbed quickly whilst travelling to/from a practise session, it could be classed as an offensive weapon. If it was in the boot it would probably not a problem. I have what is classed as an offensive weapon which I am required to carry whilst at work and sometimes have the need to take it home if I am working at a different location the following day. The weapon has to be stored in the boot of my car whilst being transported and not in the passenger area of my car otherwise I risk being prosecuted.
Section 139 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 make it an offence to have the knife and “fork” in a public place without lawful authority or good reason
The problem is where he had them in his car. By having them within easy reach of any passengers, in this case the driver, it could be deemed that they were offensive weapons if no reasonable excuse could be given. An example of this would be a baseball bat; if it was stuffed down beside a seat whereby it could be grabbed quickly whilst travelling to/from a practise session, it could be classed as an offensive weapon. If it was in the boot it would probably not a problem. I have what is classed as an offensive weapon which I am required to carry whilst at work and sometimes have the need to take it home if I am working at a different location the following day. The weapon has to be stored in the boot of my car whilst being transported and not in the passenger area of my car otherwise I risk being prosecuted. Section 139 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 make it an offence to have the knife and “fork” in a public place without lawful authority or good reason fraggled
  • Score: 4

9:54am Wed 8 Jan 14

Big Mac says...

There's a danger of making a meal out of this story.
There's a danger of making a meal out of this story. Big Mac
  • Score: 7

11:10am Wed 8 Jan 14

southamptonadi says...

Big Mac wrote:
There's a danger of making a meal out of this story.
says big mac
[quote][p][bold]Big Mac[/bold] wrote: There's a danger of making a meal out of this story.[/p][/quote]says big mac southamptonadi
  • Score: 3

12:18pm Wed 8 Jan 14

befriendly says...

I used to have a ten purpose utility tool in a case in my glove box until I discovered that too can be classed as an offensive weapon, so its in the boot now.
I used to have a ten purpose utility tool in a case in my glove box until I discovered that too can be classed as an offensive weapon, so its in the boot now. befriendly
  • Score: 0

2:25am Thu 9 Jan 14

Inform Al says...

befriendly wrote:
I used to have a ten purpose utility tool in a case in my glove box until I discovered that too can be classed as an offensive weapon, so its in the boot now.
I used to have a lock knife in the glove compartment, used only as a tool. Now I just call the AA if anything goes wrong.
[quote][p][bold]befriendly[/bold] wrote: I used to have a ten purpose utility tool in a case in my glove box until I discovered that too can be classed as an offensive weapon, so its in the boot now.[/p][/quote]I used to have a lock knife in the glove compartment, used only as a tool. Now I just call the AA if anything goes wrong. Inform Al
  • Score: 0

11:15am Sat 11 Jan 14

babigal4va says...

There is well more to this story.daily echo fail to say that he is a chef and works in many different kitchens and has been since in left school.
There is well more to this story.daily echo fail to say that he is a chef and works in many different kitchens and has been since in left school. babigal4va
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