Police seize from a hospital a 3ft long sword disguised as a WALKING STICK

June 10, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

This is a deadly 3ft long sword disguised as a walking stick which police have seized – from a hospital.

The frightening home-made weapon was created from a copper pipe with a seven inch metal blade at the end.

It was part of a haul of 20 knives confiscated at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, Devon, which also included craft knives, kitchen knives and scissors.

This sinister sword disguised as a walking stick is one of a number of deadly blades handed over to police after being seized by security staff at a hospital

This sinister sword disguised as a walking stick is one of a number of deadly blades handed over to police after being seized by security staff at a hospital

The haul was taken from patients and visitors or found abandoned around the hospital over the past two years.

It was handed over to police at the weekend who will now destroyed it.

Pc Sally Cliff, who collected the weapons, said: “Staff at the hospital informed us they had a selection of items found around the hospital and could I go up and seize them.

“I seized the adapted walking stick and other bladed articles from security.

Derriford Hospital in Devon where just some of the weapons were found

Derriford Hospital in Devon where just some of the weapons were found

“At the end of the day and those articles aren’t on the street which is my main aim.”

In 2006 a similar haul collected over three years included 40 knives and sharp objects with one small knife disguised to look like a pen.

There was also an 11-inch blade, a knife found in a patient’s sock and drug making equipment.

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