Regina v Williamson: CACD 1977

Geoffrey Lane LJ said: ‘As has been pointed out in numerous cases, that [ie section 1(4) of the Act] provides three categories of weapons. The first category is the weapon which is made for causing injury to the person. The second type of weapon is one not made for the purpose but adapted for it, such as, as counsel pointed out in this case, a potato with a razor blade inserted into it. The third type of weapon is one neither made nor adapted but is one which is intended by the person having it with him for the purpose of causing personal injury to someone. That sort of thing could be any object that one can think of.’ and ‘It is for the jury to decide these matters.’


(1977) 67 Cr App R 35


England and Wales

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CitedK P Warne v Director of Public Prosecutions Admn 3-Jun-1997
Appeal against conviction for possessing an offensive weapon in a public place, in this case a pickaxe handle. The magistrates had found it adapted for causing injury by the removal of the head.
Held: Such an implement ould nt be held to e . .
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Updated: 04 May 2022; Ref: scu.574308