Criminal law – Trial. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, dismissed the defendant's appeal against conviction for having an offensive weapon, ruling that the act of bringing a cricket bat from his home into the street with an intention to use it to cause injury to those involved in an affray nearby fell within the ambit of s 1(4) of the Prevention of Crime Act 1953. Accordingly, the judge had not erred in rejecting a submission of no case to answer.