One teenager stabs another teenager to death on a London street, and m'lud focuses on the key issue
Judge Nicholas Cooke warned parents to be aware of the dangers to young girls wearing such combs as 'fashion accessories'.
He said: 'We heard evidence that a pintail comb can be used as a lethal weapon.
'We heard it can be worn in the hair as a fashion accessory.
'It can be as effective a killing instrument as a stiletto knife. It is not a very nice thing to have in your hair.'
Yes, indeed, that's the lesson of this case: the dangers of accessorising.
It doesn't even work as an argument. The more m'lud blames it on Vidal Sassoon, the more you have to go there
: isn't the real issue with an... ahem... communidee
where wearing a lethal weapon in your hair is considered normal?
Hey, sounds to me like an argument for some kind of power for the police to check for hidden weapons. We could even call it 'stop and search'.
Oops, just checked: there were no white guys involved so it's back as you were. Just one of them things, guv. Worse things happen at sea, you know.
Mind you, at least the Fashion Police might get some support from the Courts, because it looks like they've have opted out of dealing with real crimes:
Douglas, who had been sleeping rough at friends’ houses, was ordered to serve a minimum of 10 years after being convicted of murder last month.
I don't think bad hair styling is our biggest problem.