Sunday, 10 January 2010

An Englishman's Home Is, Err, A Matter For The State

Seeing as we have just been discussing the bully state creeping slowly into one's home.

The TV star and Marks & Spencer model was in her kitchen, with her daughter upstairs, when she spotted people peering into her window just after midnight on Friday.

She grabbed a knife and banged the windows before they ran away.

Hertfordshire Police officers warned Klass she should not have used a knife to scare off the teens because carrying an "offensive weapon" - even in her own home - was illegal.

I wonder where we stand, legally, with a rubber chicken?


JuliaM said...

It seems as though the police are bound and determined to rile up everyone in the country to provoke a swift Labour defea...

No, it couldn't be that simple, could it?

Off to brandish an offensive weapon at a salmon in my kitchen. You'll never take me alive, coppers!

Manu said...

Um - how did the police find out that she waved a knife at them...? Did the teenagers 'tell on her' or did Myleen tell them herself (the original article doesn't seem to specify...)?

If the former option then shame on the police for picking the wrong target; if the latter then I guess there is a clear lesson to be learned here ;-)

Lancashire Lad said...

It's absolute bollocks. Under s1, prevention of Crime Act 1953, to be an offensive weapon, the knife has to be offensive "per se" i.e. made or adapted for the purpose of causing injury. A kitchen knife is not offensive "per se" whereas CS gas would be. Furthermore, the weapon has to be carried in a public place- despite the best efforts of "Hello" magazine, I doubt that Myleen's kitchen comes into that category, so Plod are wrong on two counts. They can't even get a simple issue of basic criminal law right, yet still find it necessary to harrass and finger wag at a potential complainant instead of chasing the little chav scum who were about to break into the shed. If any copper wonders why he or she is shunned and detested by Joe Public, then there's your answer.

Anonymous said...

If burglars break into your house
when you are at home,
do you have to put your cigarettes out in case they prosecute for
smoking in their workplace.

Mercian Gauleiter

Trooper Thompson said...



Lancashire Lad,

well said.

Jim said...

Further proof, if it were needed, that you NEVER tell the police ANYTHING voluntarily. Speak through a lawyer only, after advice.

Read Nightjack's advice on dealing with the police:

AntiCitizenOne said...

Don't tell the police where you dumped the bodies of the vermin invading your house.