Additional 'zombie style' knives and machetes (with no practical uses) are to be banned. Police will be given further powers to seize and destroy them.
The Home Office has said that the maximum sentence for the importation, manufacturing, possession and sale of these newly proscribed weapons will be twenty four months.
A new offence will also be introduced for possessing bladed articles “with the intention to endanger life or cause fear of violence”.
These measures, initially proposed in April 2023 will be legislated 'when Parliament allows' following a public consultation.
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