Offensive weapons: safe handling procedures for immigration officers
- UK Visas and Immigration
- Part of:
- Enforcement and criminal investigations (modernised guidance) and Immigration and borders
- First published:
- 1 November 2013
- Last updated:
- 20 May 2015, see all updates
Modernised guidance from UK Visas and Immigration about how it handles offensive weapons.
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This guidance tells immigration enforcement officers about the safe handling procedures to follow if they find an offensive weapon. It covers:
- which weapons are illegal
- what to do if an offensive weapon is found
- when and how to seize and store them safely
- exceptions which allow someone to occasionally possess an offensive weapon
Published: 1 November 2013
Updated: 20 May 2015
- Updated guidance
- Updated guidance.
- First published.