A Christmas tree, spatulas, a pen and mops were among weapons used in violent crimes reported to Devon and Cornwall Police.

The list also includes an apple, book, cup, remote controls and a hairbrush.

Adam Fouracre, whose brother Lloyd was murdered in an attack where the offenders used a wooden parking sign, said: “Anything can become a weapon.”

Reported by BBC News. You can read the full story here. 

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