A 'vampire-slaying kit' has gone up for auction.



The gothic container contains pliers, a bottle of shark's teeth and a silver-bladed pocket knife and is valued between £2,000 and £3,000.

The origin of the box is unknown but it said to fight off the blood-sucking creatures.

The current owner, who wanted to remain anonymous, claimed that they did not know much about the box's history.

They said: ''I have had it in my own collection for three years now.

''I bought it from a large antiques fair in Newark-on-Trent.

''I loved the look of the Gothic box and, when I opened it, I just had to have it. I thought it was so interesting - a great conversation piece.''