A total of 139 knives were seized from visitors to the House of Commons last year, new figures show.

Police also took 63 sprays, most of them believed to be self-defence canisters, and nine other weapons at the entrance to the Palace of Westminster.

The majority of items are thought to have been seized from tourists from countries whose laws on carrying were less strict than in the UK.

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