WEB giant eBay is selling sinister”blades” attached to toys aimed at young children as Britain’s knife-crime epidemic rages on.
The listing shows two Nintendo Switch joysticks, with large deadly-looking blades placed on the side of both controllers.
The sinister Nintendo toy ‘blades’ are being advertised on eBay[/caption]
The Nintendo switch joycon controller is on sale for £15.38 on eBay[/caption]
The listing says “the blade is not sharp and is used purely for looks” and is made of “plastic”.
It was put on sale on eBay for £15.38.
According to the eBay listing, 16 of the bizarre “blades” have been sold already with more than 10 extra available to buy.
The revelation comes amid a surge in knife crime across the UK in 2019.
Knife crime in England and Wales has swollen to a a 40-year high, with more than 43,500 offences in the past year.
London has seen 94 murders already in 2019, more than 50 of them fatal stabbings.
The Nintendo toy, which is aimed at children and young adults, is described on the popular auction site as: “Nintendo switch joy-con controller knife blade grips!
“You may ask why… but you should be asking why not?? Your Joycon controller will perfectly fit into this holder.
“It comes in two pieces and you’re free to attach the blade or leave it separated.”
This week, London’s bloody knife rampage claimed more victims when a 15-year-old boy was fatally stabbed in East London.
A paramedic broke down in tears as he battled in vain for more than an hour to save the teen.
Among those on the devastating death toll is Lee Casey, 39 who was fatally knifed on Brixton Hill, South London, last week.
The Good Samaritan dad had reportedly tried to step in when a friend was being robbed when he was stabbed.
The seller insists the blades are made of plastic[/caption]
The deadly-looking blades are being advertised with the children’s toys[/caption]
Others killed on London’s streets last week include Santino Angelo Dymiter, 18, who was was fatally knifed in West Ham, East London.
Last year was London’s bloodiest in 10 years as the death toll reached 135, and if the current trend continues this year it could beat that harrowing number.
Hospitals in the capital treat 21 people a day for knife wounds and other injuries from assault, official figures showed earlier this year.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was determined to tackle rising levels of knife crime amid the impression of a growing “culture of insolence” among “thugs” who believed they could act with impunity.
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The games console controller with the fake blade for sale on eBay is sold by an auctioneer in the United States.
In October, 2018, eBay was in hot water over selling illegal zombie knives on their website for as little as £25.
The website claimed to ban the sale of all knives except cutlery, letter openers and workmen’s tools.
eBay officials took down listings for a number of deadly weapons including illegal knuckledusters after being alerted by campaigners.
In February this year, eBay removed ‘self-defence’ pens that were sold for less than £10.
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The pens were described as being used for outdoor activities.
eBay confirmed several of the items had been removed from sale after being flagged.
An eBay spokesman said: “We have filters in place to block prohibited items and we constantly monitor our marketplace to enforce this.
“This item has been removed and the seller informed.”
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