It was claimed in court that he probably struck the first blow with an extended cosh .
With respect, the use of a knife as opposed to the use of a cosh in their minds is clearly something quite different.
He said he had been threatened with guns, knives and hammers and attacked with a cosh in the past.
They threatened to cosh him if he refused to hand over the phone.
A jury convicted him in May of illegally possessing the gas, a lock knife and a cosh at the airport.
the defendants deny having a self-loading pistol and a telescopic cosh
But there is no doubt that my client used the cosh and probably struck Mr Bourne about the head.
The cosh and the teargas, he said, were left over from his evening job as a bouncer, and he had just forgotten to unpack them before travelling.
A conspiratorial hush proceeds to cosh the masses, precipitating a muffled ripple of applause as the Mayor and his entourage take to the stand.
Masked men armed with a machete and cosh burst into a busy town centre amusement arcade and forced terrified staff to open the safe and hand over a large amount of cash.