Stephen Chen v Director of Public Prosecutions: 4 Mar 1997

Rose LJ said: ‘Whether or not an object is an offensive weapon per se is a question of fact which depends upon the whole of the evidence. It is not a matter which is or should be susceptible to a ruling as a matter of of law.’


Rose LJ


Unreported 4th March 1997


England and Wales

Cited by:

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.575244