Proposed sentencing guidelines to cover the possession of weapons and threats to use them – Sentencing Council

Posted October 6th, 2016 in consultations, offensive weapons, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘The Sentencing Council has announced its proposals for new guidelines covering a number of offences involving knives and other weapons. The proposals cover the sentencing of offenders convicted of the possession of a bladed article or offensive weapon in public, and of using one to threaten someone. They do not cover offences where a knife or other weapon is actually used to harm someone, nor the use or possession of firearms: these are covered by other provisions.’

Full press release

Sentencing Council, 6th October 2016