AN EYE ON... feet

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San Francisco: The Californian Supreme Court has ruled that feet are not deadly weapons. Appealing against a conviction for assault, lawyers for Raymond Aguilar had argued that a judge was wrong to refer to Aguilar's hands and feet as "deadly weapons". The appeal court ruled unanimously that a deadly weapon must be "an object extrinsic to the body".

Los Angeles: Officers were searching for a dog, believed to be a Rottweiler, that entered an apartment through a cat-flap and badly chewed the foot of a woman in a coma. The dog was chased off by relatives of the woman, who was taken to hospital.

England: Detectives are investigating the death of a man whose body was found at his home in Corby, Northants, on Saturday with the feet cut off. They had been neatly severed and left at the end of his bed. Forensic experts are trying to establish whether Peter West was murdered or died of natural causes, and whether his feet were cut off before or after he died. A 60-year-old woman who lived in the flat was arrested and questioned.

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