Knives Seized At Car Boot Sale

A man's been charged after a number of blades and weapons were seized at a car boot sale.

Police received a call from a member of the public reporting knives and swords were being sold at the car boot sale at Whites Lane in Kessingland in Suffolk on Easter Sunday 24th April. Officers attended and arrested a man.

John Withers, aged 41 and of Rider Haggard Lane in Kessingland, has been charged with – Possession of five curved blade swords for the purpose of sale, Possession of three kubotans for the purpose of sale, Possession of an offensive weapon – five curved blade swords, Possession of an offensive weapon – three kubotans, Possession of a bladed article in a public place – lock knives, Possession of a bladed article in a public place – swords, Possession of a bladed article in a public place – combat-style knives, Possession of a bladed article in a public place – a gurkha knife.

He is due before Lowestoft Magistrates on Tuesday 26th July.

These charges have been brought as the Bin a Blade knife amnesty continues. Permanent knife bins are situated outside Lowestoft, Mildenhall, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich Police Stations, with mobile bins currently available at Newmarket and Halesworth Police Stations during opening hours. Any knives or sharp objects can be deposited in these six bins anonymously.

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