Knife-hand Fred­dys in jail threat

FANCY DRESS IS NO EXCUSE

Daily Star - - News - By NADEEM BADSHAH nadeem­bad­shah@dai­lystar.co.uk

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HAL­LOWEEN rev­ellers wear ing Freddy Krueger knife gloves face jail.

The threat­en­ing clawed handwear has a blade stick­ing out of each fin­ger and is be­ing sold on­line for between £72 and £185.

Bar­ris­ter Nigel Booth said car­ry­ing a blade can lead to a six-month sen­tence and fancy dress could be a “flimsy” de­fence in court.

He added: “You could eas­ily find your­self on the wrong end of a pos­ses­sion charge if there is al­co­hol con­sumed or if you get drawn into an ar­gu­ment, for ex­am­ple.

“Your fancy dress de­fence may turn out to be very flimsy and you could end up at risk of con­vic­tion.”

A Freddy Krueger-style glove was handed in to po­lice re­cently as part of a knife amnesty.

The weapon was dropped off at Uxbridge po­lice sta­tion in Lon­don last month.

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