A MAN has been charged with the alleged possession of two offensive weapons.

Police were called out to the James Street area of Helensburgh in the early hours of Sunday morning, August 30 after reports of a group of males involved in a disturbance.

The men involved were stopped by officers and searched, resulting in a 22-year-old from Alexandria being arrested for allegedly having a ‘fisherman’s priest’ concealed in his sock.

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The weapon, similar to a small baseball bat, is a tool used for killing game or fish and its name comes from the notion of administering the “last rites” to the animal.

A further search of the man’s property reportedly resulted in a lock-back Stanley knife being recovered.

The accused was charged with two counts of possession of an offensive weapon and he was held in custody to appear at court on a later date.

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