Bedroom knuckle duster leads to court appearance for Bradwell man

Essex Police have stated that the knuckle duster found matched this description but is not the weapo

Owen Kennedy-Herod had possessed a knuckle duster, similar to the one pictured here. - Credit: Archant

A Norfolk man has fallen foul of a new law which bans people from having knuckle dusters at their homes.

Owen Kennedy-Herod's illegal weapon was found by police as they carried out a drugs search warrant at his home in Bradwell, near Gorleston.

The police also found five grams of cannabis during the search on June 10.

On Wednesday Kennedy-Herod, 22 and of Kingfisher Close, pleaded guilty at Great Yarmouth Magistrates' Court to possessing an offensive weapon in a private place and possessing a class B drug, cannabis.

The court heard the knuckle duster was found in his bedroom and the drugs had a street value of £25.

Knuckle dusters have been illegal to have at a private place since 2021.

The court heard Kennedy-Herod had previous convictions and the threat of going to prison again had been a deterrent to his behaviour.

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He was ordered to carry out 50 hours unpaid work after he admitted both offences and must pay the court £240.