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Straight Truncheons in Law: Understanding the Impact of the Offensive Weapons Act 2019

We recently received an inquiry regarding wooden batons and the Offensive Weapons Act 2019. This legislation came into effect on the 14th of July 2021. It brought about changes to the Criminal Justice Act 1988, a subject we’ve previously covered. Specifically, we were asked about Section 66, Part 4, Annex A – list of offensive… Read More »

Is It Legal to Buy a Truncheon in the UK?

People often ask is it legal to buy a truncheon in the UK. Or for that matter, is it legal to sell one? Or own one? ‘Truncheon’ is a term often used interchangeably with ‘baton’, and for this, it’s important to know exactly what we are talking about when we say truncheon. By truncheon, we… Read More »