The great cutlery crackdown

Yes, Scotland (and particularly the West of Scotland) has a huge problem with knife crime. But come on…

AN ANGRY restaurant boss has hit out after being rapped for leaving steak knives lying on outdoor tables. He has vowed to take on Glasgow City Council after being asked to remove around 20 knives from tables in Merchant Square.

The story’s from last night’s Evening Times, which explains that Sizzler’s steakhouse has been rapped for putting cutlery on tables. The “outdoor” bit is plain wrong: Merchant Square is an enclosed terrace, which is used by several different restaurants.

Critics said the knives were potentially lethal weapons and should only be brought to tables when food is served.