Teenager convicted of wielding 'zombie-slayer' knife

16/02/2017

A teenager has been convicted of wielding a 'zombie-killer' knife.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be identified, was arrested on 12 October 2016 after he was seen with a large knife in his hand, later found abandoned nearby, amid a large group of people fighting in Kenilworth Gardens, Southall.

He denied the offence but was found guilty of possessing an offensive weapon and using threatening and abusive words after a trial at Ealing Magistrates' Court on 14 February which proved he was the person who dropped the knife.

CPS London reviewing lawyer Neil Hoodless said: "The 'zombie-slayer'-style knife in this case was seven inches in length with an extra three inch blade, and was designed to terrify, injure or kill.

"These weapons - and the sale of them - have been banned for a reason and if you carry one for an unlawful purpose as in this case you will be prosecuted."

The teenager is due to be sentenced on 14 March at Ealing Magistrates' Court.