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'Being scared is no defence for carrying a knife' – Wolverhampton judge

A judge at Wolverhampton Crown Court has once again spoken out about knife crime and said carrying a weapon for protection is no longer an excuse.

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Simon Ward has been outspoken against 'the scourge of everyday knife crime' and again commented when sentencing a 20-year-old for possessing an offensive weapon.

The court heard Morgan Parry's defence solicitor Tariq Khan saying he was carrying a zombie style knife with an 18 inch blade because he was scared after being threatened by an acquaintance of his cousin.

Police officers saw Parry, aged 20, and another man brandishing weapons at each other when they were called by a member of the public to Chelmarsh Avenue, Wolverhampton on the afternoon of Thursday April 4.

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