The definitive guidelines for bladed articles and offensive weapons offences were issued on 1 March 2018 and came into force on 1 June 2018.

The guidelines include:

The consultation on the draft guidelines ran from 6 October 2016 to 6 January 2017.

Related documents

To support the guidelines and consultations, the Council publishes a range of documents. These documents may include consultation responses, statistical bulletins, resource and equality impact assessments and guideline assessments.

Related documents: Bladed articles and offensive weapons

See also: Bladed articles and offensive weapons (possession and threats) – children and young people