A MYRTLEFORD man has been charged after being caught carrying seven knives in public — including several he claimed were homemade.
It’s led police yesterday to caution people against carrying dangerous weapons in public, with a reminder that “things can turn violent” in an instant.
Police arrested the 20-year-old about 10.15pm on Friday near Sandy Beach in Myrtleford, after finding the assortment of blades lined up outside a tent he was camping in.
Among them was a homemade machete-style knife as well as two hunting knives, a pocket knife, a long knife and a set of knuckledusters.
Sgt Paul Evans of Myrtleford police said the young man claimed he made some of them.
“We’ve got to try ensure people are well aware that carrying these weapons is against the law,” he said.
The man was charged on summons with several counts of possessing and carrying a dangerous article.
He will appear in court this month.