Several years ago (mid 80's at a guess) a guy was prosecuted in (I believe) London for carrying and offensive weapon in the form a sword stick.
His Defence argued that it was that it was not an offensive weapon but a defensive weapon although he was prosecuted anyway.
After the conviction the guy launched a request for funding to pay for an appeal on the grounds as stated above and I sent (if I remember correctly) £50 but never could find out what was the result of the appeal.
I have trawled the internet for ages trying to find out what happened so, does anyone remember this case and know where might I find the outcome of the Appeal please?
Whilst, from a policing point of view, I could see that it would be difficult to manage "defensive" weapons I am sure that had the guy won his appeal then it might not get too much publicity?