Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 165 (Oct)
Court: Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)

Goldring J

Representation Roger Graham (instructed by Picktons, Milton Keynes) for the defendant.
  Elizabeth Schofield (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service, Milton Keynes) for the prosecution.
Judgment Dates: 16 October 2006


Criminal law - Offensive weapons - Article made or adapted for use for causing injury - Pool cue - Defendant in possession of thicker half of cue that had been unscrewed from its counterpart - Whether half pool cue article 'adapted' for use for causing injury - Crime Prevention Act 1953, ss 1(1), 1(4).

The Case

In all the circumstances, the justices had been entitled to conclude that half of a pool cue, which had been unscrewed from its counterpart, and which the defendant maintained he had taken with him to scare of any attacker, was an article adapted for use for causing injury to the person within the meaning of s1(4) of the .

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