what's the rule on offensive weapons here?

L100L100 Posts: 27 Cool Newbie
Is this weird?


bassically i went to see where a cycle path went i haven't been down came to a dead end as there was a private gate but the most weirdest thing is there was a bike with no lock and a hammer and flat head screwdriver next to it. Right opposite there were parts of a bike frame just the frame and fork, with no wheels or handlebars. with a kids toy on top some sort of small heater. I dunno if the police should know about anything above?

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  • ShaunieShaunie On a break Posts: 1,128
    Hey

    So i guess they used those sort of weapons to steal the bike wheels. If the weapons where by themselves that would be more concerning and may of been used for something else as defence or something. And maybe the person of the bike reported it.
    Im not sure

    - i guess you could always call 101 for non emergancy crime or concerns to the police. And ask them. With these sort of things
  • FloxyFloxy Posts: 227 Two little ducks
    Sorry to be late to your post @L100 but I think Shaunie is right in her advice, but also perhaps you could ask the police if the bike you found was post coded? Bicycles can be post coded and linked with owner using an invisible ink that shows up under a special light. That way they might be able to trace the owner and hand it back to them. I've got an old Moulton bicycle that has been stamped similar. Or, what you found might just be thrown away as a second thought. You were observant though. :)
  • L100L100 Posts: 27 Cool Newbie
    Floxy wrote: »
    Sorry to be late to your post @L100 but I think Shaunie is right in her advice, but also perhaps you could ask the police if the bike you found was post coded? Bicycles can be post coded and linked with owner using an invisible ink that shows up under a special light. That way they might be able to trace the owner and hand it back to them. I've got an old Moulton bicycle that has been stamped similar. Or, what you found might just be thrown away as a second thought. You were observant though. :)

    I meant to update this thread

    i just asked other pedestrians about hammer and stuff turns out to be left behind by a boat owner. i didn't even know bikes could be marked other then serial (that's what i have written down on my bike) number (also known as frame number). I haven't gone back due to my bike being broken at moment and you can only get down their by long walk or cycle a bit.

    I was thinking about back then that's why i thought about asking peds about hammer and stuff etc... I didn't want to mention anything about the other stuff because there were homless guys nearby. (Not saying it's theres but you never know because homeless guys can be odd sometiems)
  • FloxyFloxy Posts: 227 Two little ducks
    Well, post coding has been around for years apparently. I think the idea originated from the USA. Hope I was helpful in letting you know. :)


    Mandy
  • SkiveSkive No discipline! No morality! No respect! Posts: 14,754 Part of the furniture
    These aren't weapons. They're tools.
  • ShaunieShaunie On a break Posts: 1,128
    Skive wrote: »
    These aren't weapons. They're tools.

    I think a hammer is an offensive weapon. An offensive weapon is an - object that can be adapted to cause injury or an object that can be intended to cause injury. A hammer can definetly be intended for injury. And things like hammer attacks happen
  • FloxyFloxy Posts: 227 Two little ducks
    Outside a DIY area a hammer would be thought of as an offensive weapon. Good thinking @Shaunie
  • L100L100 Posts: 27 Cool Newbie
    Thanks but that's what i find weird is why would a boat person need a hammer? Especially when there's docks nearby. Don't boat owners just use ropes to tie near docks?. but if it was related to the stuff opposite it would make sense. Because you don't use a hammer for a bike. Hammers mostly just used for woods and nails right?
    I was only wondering at the time because the ducks had recently been injured due to some sort of weapon. (Not saying what as don't want to reveal my location)
  • FloxyFloxy Posts: 227 Two little ducks
    @L100 just report it to the local police and don't worry any more about it. That's what I'd do.

  • SkiveSkive No discipline! No morality! No respect! Posts: 14,754 Part of the furniture
    Shaunie said:
    Skive wrote: »
    These aren't weapons. They're tools.

    I think a hammer is an offensive weapon. An offensive weapon is an - object that can be adapted to cause injury or an object that can be intended to cause injury. A hammer can definetly be intended for injury. And things like hammer attacks happen
    No a hammer primary function is that of a tool. It only becomes an offensive weapon when somebody intends to use it to threaten or attack another person or their property.
    Nothing in this story suggests an intent to use this everyday tool as a weapon.
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