Essex

Walking Dead: Police find weapon like Negan's 'Lucille' in car

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Image caption The barbed wire covered baseball bat was just one of the weapons found in the abandoned car

Weapons including a barbed wire covered baseball bat like that seen on cult TV programme The Walking Dead have been found in an abandoned car.

The car was found by police in South Ockendon, Essex, after its driver had earlier failed to stop for officers.

PC Paul Glensman said "some nasty items" were found including the bat similar to 'Lucille' - carried by Negan, played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

Responding to PC Glensman, the actor tweeted that he was in the US.

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Image caption A baseball bat is prominent in publicity shots for the Walking Dead

In the TV series, villain Negan uses the baseball bat to terrorise human survivors of an apocalypse who fight gangs of zombies.

The character revealed in the seventh season of the US show that his ever-present bat was named after his dead wife.

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Image caption Jeffrey Dean Morgan has also appeared in Watchmen and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

The long-running post-apocalyptic drama, which airs on Fox TV in the UK, is based on a comic book series written by Robert Kirkman.

PC Glensman thanked the actor for the information about his location and said he would be eliminated from inquiries.

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