By Staff Reporter
Constables Heaney and English from Armagh removed the item from the female after a quick thinking individual contacted police concerning the incident.
The female was interviewed and charged with possession of a prohibited weapon. After being held overnight she was taken to court, pleaded guilty and was given a conditional discharge by the Magistrate.
Banbridge PSNI warned: “These things are common across the world and in some places can be bought on the street. Do not be tempted to buy one to bring home, or pick one up at a market.
“They are illegal. You will go to court, and if you use it on someone you will almost certainly go to jail. Aside from that, they are cheaply made and highly unstable.
“If you see anything similar, whether it be at a market or in someone’s possession, let us know immediately.”