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Myth: Toy 'weapons' in a play had to be locked-up and registered with the police

March 2008

Panto characters handing in toy weapons for locking away

The reality

Reports said that the theatre company were just following HSE's guidance sheet.

HSE's guidance is clear; it deals with real weapons and the kind of accurate replicas that can cause serious injury or be used in robberies. Not plastic toys.

We trust the play did well with all the free publicity!

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Updated 2019-11-22