Police stop car in Eastbourne and find man 'in possession of bladed article'
Police stopped a driver in Eastbourne last night and found him to be in possession of a bladed article.
PC Elliott, based in the town, was having a break in a lay-by when an uninsured car he had been 'hunting for' drove past him.
He said on Twitter: "Whilst having a break and munching on some chips in a lay-by last night, an uninsured car I’ve been hunting for drove past.
"Chip eating halted, vehicle stopped, and the driver was arrested for possessing a bladed article, no insurance and no licence. Male driver charged today."
A bladed article is usually a knife, however Section 139 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 defines a bladed article as any article that has a blade or is sharply pointed, unless it is a folding pocket knife which has a blade of less than three inches in length.
Magistrates can impose up to six months in prison and/or a fine for possessing a bladed article.