Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2003] All ER (D) 61 (Feb)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Scott Baker LJ, Sachs J and Judge Fawcus

Representation Catherine Bradshaw (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  Howard Jones (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 6 February 2003


Criminal evidence and procedure - Trial - Judge - Direction to jury - Possession of offensive weapon - Proof of knowledge.

The Case

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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