A scary micro-trend has begun to emerge over the last few days over at Amazon. Sales of certain items in the “sports and leisure” category have increased exponentially since the beginning of the recent spate of riots across the country.

Sales of extendable batons and aluminium baseball bats, among other potentially dangerous items, are up 5000-7000% over a 24 period. The list is available online at any time so have a look for yourself.

Amazon.co.uk Movers and Shakers: The biggest gainers in Sports & Leisure sales rank over the past 24 hours