Man sentenced for possessing offensive weapon in private place – Slough
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Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a man has been sentenced after he was convicted of possessing an offensive weapon in a private place.
Shaun Dhanoa, aged 23, of Quaves Road in Slough, pleaded guilty to the offence in a hearing at Reading Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (15/11).
He was sentenced to a six-month conditional discharge, was ordered to forfeit the weapon, a Samurai sword, and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £26.
On Tuesday 1 November, officers attended Dhanoa’s home address for unrelated enquiries and located a Samurai sword in his bedroom.
Dhanoa was arrested and charged with the offence later that day.
Inspector Peter Lawman of the Neighbourhood Problem Solving Team said: “The Offensive Weapons Act 2019 makes it an offence to possess dangerous weapons such as knuckle dusters, death stars, Zombie knives and Samurai swords in a private place.
“If anybody is found in possession of a weapon that they think might be prohibited, I would urge them to contact us as soon as possible.
“We will arrange to assess it and, if necessary, the weapon can then be surrendered to us for destruction.
“If anyone has any information about people in possession of dangerous weapons, or knows of anyone who is carrying a weapon in public, please tell us.
“You can call 101, report online via our website, or report anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”