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Woman fined for carrying CS spray

A woman was fined for carrying CS spray after a car she was travelling in was stopped by the police. Officer reported he could 'smell cannabis'. No details about *actual* cannabis being found, but they did charge her with carrying an offensive weapon.
She carried it after a previous violent assault.
Via @NIA_EndingVAWG on twitter
http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/local-west-yorkshire-news/2013/05/22/paddock-woman-in-court-after-keeping-cs-spray-in-her-handbag-in-case-of-assault-86081-33364119/

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