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Officers seize 'snuff' video

Trading standards officers seized copies of a 'snuff' video - said to include footage of an actual murder - at a children's fair in Birmingham.

Cannibal Holocaust, which shows an explorer being butchered by South American indians, and banned videos including Driller Killer, were found at a weekend comic fair held at the Midland Hotel in the city centre. They were being offered for pounds 10 each.

A spokesman for Birmingham's environmental services department said that it was the first known seizure in the city of a snuff video. He said he had no doubt that the death scene was genuine.