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Driver found with banned weapon in King's Lynn

PUBLISHED: 14:35 30 March 2019 | UPDATED: 14:35 30 March 2019

Police found a banned throwing star when they stopped a driver in King's Lyynn Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

Police found a banned throwing star when they stopped a driver in King's Lyynn Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

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A driver was found with a banned weapon and drugs after police stopped him in King's Lynn.

They included a shuriken, or Japanese throwing star - a fearsome weapon which can be held in the hand as a concealed blade, or thrown at a victim.

The devices are banned in the UK. The Home Office says it is “illegal to bring into the UK, sell, hire, lend or give anyone” a throwing star.

Officers also found drugs and a knife before arresting the man in the early hours of Saturday.

Norfolk specials tweeted: “S/SC 7281 from KLWN Team worked with PC 1860 in the early hours of this morning. Stopped a motorist, driver found in possession of a offensive weapon and concealed drugs = arrested. Taken to custody. Weapons included a knife and shuriken.”


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