TEENAGE yobs have developed a deadly 'flick-toddler' in a bid to avoid prosecution, police warned last night.
The lethal infants, too young to be prosecuted, can be carried in jacket pockets and are regularly used in gang fights.
The trend started in 2003, when a Streatham gang called 'Fuk-U-Honkee' made a shish-kebab out of four of their rivals after hurling a toddler wearing a souped-up Kaiser helmet.
This year saw the introduction of the fully-portable hunting infant, which can carry eight blades, a compass and an attachment for removing hoodies from the hooves of a police horse.
The flick-toddler is bred following trysts in Burger King car parks and is raised on a diet of Sunny Delight and an aggressively misguided sense of unjustified entitlement.
Aged four they are used only in minor disputes over turf rights as their underdeveloped biceps are unable to wield a machete for more than two or three minutes.
According to the police, by the age of nine they are carrying so many blades they look like titanium hedgehogs.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Once the youths reach the criminal age of responsibility, gangs dump them in waste ground and industrial estates. One orphanage in Deptford looks like a cross between Annie and Edward Scissorhands."
The Home Office has proposed a flick-toddler amnesty where the weapons would be handed into a police station before being melted down and turned into soap.