Smith v Procurator Fiscal, Aberdeen

Criminal law – Offensive weapons. High Court of Justiciary: Allowing an appeal against conviction by an appellant who was found guilty of having offensive weapons, namely a baton and knuckleduster, in his possession at Aberdeen Railway Station without reasonable excuse, the court held that sheriff erring in rejecting the appellant's defence of 'reasonable excuse' based on the fact that he was on his journey home after having bought the items in Cyprus.

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