Wiltshire Police warn of the dangers of carrying sharp objects
12:12pm Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
POLICE are warning of the dangers of carrying knives or sharp objects in public.
A 21-year-old man was recently given a £175 fine and made to pay a £20 victim surcharge at court after he was found carrying a small knife on a keyring.
This man was stopped and arrested for a separate crime, but the officer discovered the keyring on him during a body search.
Despite the small size of the knife, it was deemed to be dangerous enough to see the man charged with possessing a knife blade in a public place.
PC George Rabczak at Wiltshire Police said: “This male argued that this knife was under three inches and could not do any damage. This is clearly not the case as the sharp-pointed tip and jagged edge could cause serious injuries if used in a violent manner.
“I would urge anyone to think carefully about what they carry on them in a public place as anything which could be used to cause harm could result in you getting arrested and charged.
“You might have a keyring or a decorative item you carry around with you that you would never consider using in a violent way but might be deemed as having the ability to cause harm.
“All seized items will be destroyed.”
For more advice contact your local Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101.