Illegal weapons for sale on AliExpress, Amazon, eBay and Wish, warns Which?

Illegal weapons are being sold by third-party sellers on popular online marketplaces including AliExpress, Amazon Marketplace, eBay and Wish, according to a Which? investigation.

The consumer group found banned offensive weapons such as zombie and flick knives, knuckle dusters, swords and batons on sale on the sites for as little as 49p.

Under UK laws, the weapons should not be available for sale in the UK and cannot even be owned in a private home. If a person were to be caught with one of these products, they could face arrest and a prison sentence.

Searching on Amazon, Which? found more than a dozen listings for friction lock batons masquerading as ‘trekking poles’. It is illegal to…


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