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I know that carrying a blade, such as a blade from a Stanly

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I know that carrying a blade, such as a blade from a Stanly knife is an offense without good reason but would carrying it because I self harm, and dont feel safe or in control without the means to self harm be acceptable defense?
I don't usually self harm anywhere other than at home but feel the need to be able to if i need
Just to dispel a few stereotypes, I am a 54 year old male with diagnosed depression.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

No.

That would not be a good reason I'm afraid.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

A good reason would be something like needing it for work.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

What is 'reasonable excuse' is a matter of policy ultimately but it is quite unlikely that it is going to be accepted that the capacity to self harm gives rise to reasonable excuse.

That is always supposing that defence was accepted anyway.

I'm very sorry but that is the reality.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo

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