London man jailed for 12 months for carrying bleach in fizzy drink bottle

17/08/2017

A man caught with bleach in a Lucozade bottle has been convicted of having an offensive weapon in a public place.

Bradley Kerr, 21, initially claimed to police the fluid in the squeezy bottle was washing up liquid when he was arrested in Bow in the early hours of 18 July.

However, he was sentenced to 12 months in prison at Snaresbrook Crown Court today (17 August) after pleading guilty to the offence yesterday.

Nasreen Yadallee, from CPS London, said: "Kerr could find no excuse for carrying a corrosive substance in a squeezy bottle with the label removed.

"It was clear he was carrying it as a weapon, ready to use on someone if the need arose.

"Carrying a corrosive substance for the purpose of causing injury is a criminal offence punishable with a prison sentence."

Note to Editors:

  • Nasreen Yadalle is a Senior Crown Prosecutor in CPS London North.
  • Bradley Kerr was born on 03/06/1996.
  • Kerr pleaded guilty to one count of Having an offensive weapon, contrary to section 1(1) of the Prevention of Crime Act 1953. On 18 July 2017 without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, he had with him in a public place, namely Eleanor Street, London E3 an offensive weapon, namely a bottle containing a noxious substance.