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A man was killed and several people were injured in an alleged knife and axe attack at a village pub.
Officers were called to a "major disturbance'' at the Kings Arms in Tamerton Foliot, Plymouth, Devon, at around 1.30 on New Year's Day.
Horrified onlookers called police reporting a man in possession of a knife and an axe, with further calls of "disorder'' later received.
The incident spread from the pub on to the tiny village green outside, leaving a 27-year-old man dead and two others requiring hospital treatment.
Police later recovered an axe from the scene and have asked local residents to check their bins or gardens for the missing knife.
Two men, aged 20 and 21, both from Plymouth, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are in police custody.
Two other men were taken to the hospital with knife injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening.
A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police asked residents to check around their homes for the missing knife.
"We are asking local residents to keep an eye out for anything discarded in their bins or gardens that seems suspicious and to call police if anything is found,'' he said.
Tamerton Foliot is a historic village situated in the north of Plymouth and popular with walkers due to its access to local countryside.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or who was in the area during the time is asked to contact police on 101 quoting police log 169 01/01/15, or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report online at www.Crimestoppers-uk.org.