Nov­elty weapon

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

A 31-year old Can­non­vale man parted ways with his “nov­elty” knuckle duster af­ter po­lice searched his bed­room. The po­lice search took place on Oc­to­ber 4 at 11am where po­lice found the banned weapon in­side the bed­room of Michael Scott Dunk. De­fence lawyer Cleo Re­wald said Dunk demon­strated a high level of co­op­er­a­tion with po­lice and did not in­tend to use the weapon for vi­o­lent pur­poses. Mag­is­trate Si­mon Young ac­cepted there were no “sin­is­ter mo­tives” be­hind the pos­ses­sion of the weapon.

Dunk pleaded guilty to un­law­ful pos­ses­sion of a weapon and was fined $300 with a con­vic­tion recorded.

The knuckle duster was for­feited.

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