Kessingland man charged after knives go on sale at car boot

A man has been charged with weapon offences after a number of blades, including a Gurkha knife, were seized from a car boot sale in north Suffolk.

Police received a call from a member of the public that knives and swords were on sale at the Whites Lane car boot sale in Kessingand on April 24. Officers attended and arrested a man at the scene.

Today (July 14) police charged John Withers, 41, of Rider Haggard Lane in Kessingland, with multiple offences including the possession of five curved blade swords, of three kubotans - a self-defence weapon, of lock and combat-style knives, of swords, and a Gurkha knife.

He is due before Lowestoft Magistrates on July 26.

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