WEDNESDAY, July 9 - Samurai sword alert at Exmouth flat

PUBLISHED: 14:48 09 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:16 10 June 2010

FIREARMS officers rushed to a town centre property in the early hours yesterday morning after a samurai sword and traces of blood were found in a hallway.

FIREARMS officers rushed to a town centre property in the early hours yesterday morning after a samurai sword and traces of blood were found in a hallway.

Police were called to flats in Albion Road at 12.15am, where a member of public had reported spotting the sword.

Officers searched the area, speaking to 20 year-old man and a 22 year-old woman at a nearby flat. A samurai sword was later discovered under a bed, and later "disclaimed" by the flat's resident, according to police.

Blood was traced to an accidentally cut hand. Police seized the sword while making no arrests.

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