Now cricket balls are offensive weapons!

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  1. Hell's bells!:,,171-2487553,00.html

    Any of our Met / British transport plod residents care to comment on this?
  2. Clearly not a danger to anyone. Now if he'd been a seamer...

  3. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

    H&S gone mad

    What if he had simply tripped down the escalator? Damn sure 13 stone will hurt more than a rolling ball. :roll:
  4. Relax what would SHE know about cricket?
  5. that's nothing - I got stopped by the filth and spent the night in the cells before being released on caution. Why?

    I had a toy baseball bat in the boot!

  6. Anything is an offensive weapon if a policeman deems it so............that is English Law

  7. Speak English ffs. You mean 'have a chat'.

  8. What club?
  9. Ah. Penny drops. Dim moment there. I see what you mean....................
  10. Quite close, the qualification is 'made or intended' I believe so it is what was the intended use of the cricket ball that would decide whether it is an 'offensive weapon' (not to be confused with a weapon of offense, or in fact having an offensive person on the end of your weapon).

    In this circumstance I believe that the PC was correct in establishing what the guy intended to do with an object that was clearly out of context on the Underground. What was wrong was her attitude and the particularily stupid statement made by the BTP spokesman.