Walking stick sword seized by Derriford hospital staff

Sword disguised as walking stick PC Dykes said the haul was "worrying"

Items including a sword disguised as a walking stick have been handed over to police after being seized by security staff at a Plymouth hospital.

Devon and Cornwall police said the sword and other knives had all been seized or found on the Derriford Hospital site over a two-year period.

PC Steve Dykes, a Plymouth response officer, said the haul was "worrying" and the items would be destroyed.

He added that the hospital had a "zero-tolerance policy on violence."

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