Wednesday, May 18, 2005

They must have the same lawyers as the airlines

The Times has a daily section with summaries of recent court cases. On May 5, the Queen’s Bench Divisional Court (represented by Lord Justice Laws and Mr. Justice David Steele) upheld an earlier ruling that ‘a butter knife with no handle, having no cutting edge and no point, did fall within section 139.’ It seems that article 139 of the Criminal Justice Act of 1988 refers to ‘any article with a blade’ and the possession of one in certain situations can be illegal.

So, be careful about walking the streets of England with dull butter knives. It might just be illegal


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