Gangster Courtney 'had Uzi'
22nd December 2007
Self-dubbed celebrity gangster Dave Courtney appeared in court
yesterday charged with possessing offensive weapons and
Courtney, 48, allegedly had a knuckle-duster, imitation pistol,
imitation Uzi machine gun and live ammunition in his car when
police searched it.
Representing himself, he told magistrates: "My solicitor said
you were just going to let me off and I could just go home."
Bench chairman Jill Yeomans replied: "Maybe he was wrong."
Courtney, of South East London, was stopped in Bristol shortly
after midnight in October.
He claims to be the inspiration for Vinnie Jones's
debt-collecting hardman in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
He was bailed and due in court again in February