||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 61 (Feb)
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Scott Baker LJ, Sachs J and Judge Fawcus
||Catherine Bradshaw (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||Howard Jones (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||6 February 2003
Criminal evidence and procedure - Trial - Judge - Direction to jury - Possession of offensive weapon - Proof of knowledge.
In accordance with decided authority forgetfulness was, in certain circumstances, relevant to whether or not a defendant might have had a reasonable excuse for possessing an offensive weapon.
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