A violin case, a pizza shovel, a quill pen, a potato peeler and a pool ball in a sock are among hundreds of unusual items that police in Edinburgh have confiscated since 2009. The items were either used in attacks or deemed offensive weapons.

Police seized the pizza shovel from a person walking along a road, and the violin case was confiscated after a person became violent in a supermarket.

Knives and blades comprised the majority of seizures, along with baseball bats, hammers and golf clubs.