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Hotel alert police to dangerous stun gun

Photo: @DCPKingsbridge

Police in the South Hams have seized an electric stun gun which was bought online from abroad and posted to a hotel.

Anyone caught with one could be jailed for 10 years and officers say investigations continue.

A spokesperson for Kingsbridge Police said: "This very dangerous item was taken off the streets today thanks to staff at a local hotel.

"These electric stun devices deliver a nasty shock and could cause serious health issues. 

"They are completely different to our Taser devices which hold 50,000v, and 1200v when arcing.

"Possession of a device like this is illegal and carries a maximum 10 year prison sentence."

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