A man carried a police-style baton, nunchucks and a ceremonial throwing knife because of his religious beliefs, a court heard.Which might come as a bit of a surprise to practitioners of the world’s religions…
Fry was also charged with two further counts of possession of an offensive weapon, after being found with two sets of nunchucks and the knife at the same time on February 14 this year.Funny. I’ve read quite a bit about the ancient and modern pagans, and never realised Bruce Lee was a practitioner!
But those charges were dropped after the Crown Prosecution Service accepted he brought them out of the house by mistake, and owns them because they are part of his following of the pagan religion.
Lynne Shirley, defending, said: “There is no suggestion he brandished these items, or he intended to use them dangerously. They are important to him as they are part of his paganism.Strengthen them for what? Or shouldn’t we ask…?
“He also uses the nun-chucks to strengthen his wrists.”
Fry has adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, which makes it difficult for him to concentrate and leaves him particularly susceptible to stressful situations.And I think we’d all agree that’s just the sort of person who ought to be allowed to carry nunchuks in the street….