North Wales man caught carrying ‘medieval weapon’ designed to cause ‘maximum fright’

This article first appeared in the Daily Post

North Wales man caught carrying ‘medieval weapon’ designed to cause ‘maximum fright’

Taran Norman was jailed after being captured on CCTV carrying the vicious-looking implement.

A 24-year-old man was jailed for carrying what a judge called “a medieval weapon” in the street.

Taran Norman, of Stockwell Grove, Wrexham, was spotted on CCTV carrying a yellow bag in Maesgwyn Road, Wrexham.

In it was an old-fashioned police truncheon with 13 screws at the end.

Old fashioned police truncheon

Elen Owen, prosecuting at Caernarfon crown court, said the screws were one-and-a-half inches long.

“There can’t be any other reason to insert screws at the end of a truncheon except to cause injury,” she added.

police truncheon

Judge Huw Rees declared: “It’s quite beyond me why anyone could construct such an item and carry it.

“It’s going to cause maximum fright or serious injury.

“It’s a medieval weapon.”

Taran Norman, 24, was jailed for five months for having an offensive weapon in a public place.

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