Too much Quentin Tarantino and not enough Jane Austen are to blame for the increase in violent crime, a senior police officer has said.
Clive Wolfendale, the deputy chief constable of North Wales Police, said: "We have seen an unprecedented year in the number of violent attacks, which have led to deaths. All of these have been swiftly detected.
"In today's society, more people are likely to spend their evenings watching a Quentin Tarantino DVD than reading a Jane Austen novel. Perhaps we should not be surprised by the consequences."