Shock as jogger finds 16-inch sword in Elm
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A 16-inch sword that “would kill somebody” was discovered by a jogger in Elm.
The dangerous weapon was found by Ciaran Brennan at the start of his 10k jog just past Wales Bank yesterday (Monday August 12).
In a post on social media, the 29-year-old said he hand handed it into Wisbech Police Station.
Ciaran said: "This blade in the wrong hands would kill somebody, luckily I found it and I am now doing my bit, to get blades off our streets and potentially save someone from being killed by this very dangerous weapon.
"This is approximately a 16 inch sword. I kicked the cover off to avoid touching it with my hands.
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"I was shocked to find that it was that it was the real deal and not a toy. I didn't have my phone on me as I was at the start of a 10k jog.
"Luckily I knew a resident who lives up the up the road, whose door I knocked on and she phoned the police for me.
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"I have now been asked by the police operator I spoke to, to hand it into Wisbech Police Station which I am now doing.
"I am shocked that I found such a thing in my village."
Cambridgeshire Police said they were called to reports of a sword at the side of the road.
A spokesperson from the force said: "We were called at 1.39pm yesterday (August 12) to Begdale Road, Elm, with reports that a man had found a sword at the side of the road.
"He was advised to take the weapon, described as a samurai sword, to Wisbech Police Station where it was then disposed of safely.
"Anyone who wants to dispose of a knife safely is urged to call 101 or take it to their nearest police station."