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Man jailed for bringing stun gun to UK as a souvenir.

HOLIDAYMAKERS have been warned not to bring back weapons as souvenirs after a tourist was jailed for 18 months for having a stun gun disguised as a torch, and a knuckleduster in his suitcase.

Sentencing father-of-four Andrew Dempster, Judge Richard Bond said: "Why you would want to go to a foreign country and bring back a stun gun and a knuckleduster, I've no idea."

" Dempster was stopped by customs and arrested air-side at Birmingham International Airport after returning from a trip to Turkey with his partner and daughter on July 4.A luggage scan showed a knuckleduster in his case, and a further search then revealed the disguised stun gun.

The stun gun - which doubled as a working torch - was analysed by experts who concluded the electric shock produced was capable of incapacitating anyone it was used on.

The judge, jailing Dempster at Birmingham Crown Court, said: "They're not some foreign holiday memento to remind of good times spent on holiday."

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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Dec 5, 2015
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