WOLVERINE style triple bladed knuckle dusters have been found among a massive stash of lethal weapons.
Spine chilling machetes, swords, axes, and knifes were also discovered in the raid of a Devon house.
2This terrifying set of ‘Wolverine claws’ were found by police in a home alongside swords and machetesCredit: SWNS2These terrifying and illegal items were discovered at a house in Tavistock, DevonCredit: SWNSOfficers then uncovered shurikens – also known as ninja or throwing stars – which are Japanese weapons often shaped with several pointed blades.
These terrifying and illegal items were discovered at a house in Tavistock.
While police don’t believe the owner intended to use the weapons to harm – they were still confiscated.
West Devon Police said: “The Tavistock Police neighbourhood team and an officer from our Firearms Licencing Unit searched an address in the area today and seized a large selection of knives and weapons.
“It’s important to note that we do not believe these items were held with any immediate intent to cause harm but a top job from the team removing them from the public domain.”
This comes as ONS knife crime data as of January 2023 showed in the year ending March 2022 there were around 45,000 offences involving a bladed article or sharp instrument in England and Wales.
This is nearly 10 per cent higher than the previous year – and 34 per cent higher than just over a decade ago.
Although it is among the UK’s smallest forces, the Cleveland Police force covering Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees, is now dealing with a shocking epidemic of stabbings.
The numbers are so high they are eclipsing London and Greater Manchester.
Bar and pub security have reported that more youngsters than ever are now carrying knifes.
Weapons including machetes, 10-inch “Rambo” knives and canisters of CS gas – a powerful type of tear gas used to control riots – have all been confiscated.
In a desperate bid to help protect members of the public, volunteers have even handed out ‘stab’ packs to stem the never-ending tide of bloodshed.
“Knives have become a fashion accessory and now all the kids think they have to carry one. It’s terrifying,” says security boss Glenn Bartlett, owner of Close Protection Services in Middlesbrough.
Firearm offences have also risen with 6,369 recorded offences from October to September 2022.
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