Police in South Africa are reportedly investigating the discovery of a bloodied cricket bat in the home of Oscar Pistorius, according to media reports in South Africa.
South Africa's City Press said police are investigating a number of scenarios involving the bat, one of which being that Oscar Pistorius used it as a weapon to viciously beat his former girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
City Press said they spoke to three sources close to the investigation, who all ruled out the possibility that Pistorius could have mistaken Steenkamp for an intruder.
A police spokeswoman told the Guardian they could not explain how the claims had emerged, but did not deny them.
Pistorius will concentrate on defending himself against allegations that he murdered his model girlfriend on Valentine's morning.
The South African press say the weapon is a key piece of police evidence, but Pistorius' family said the death is a 'tragic accident.'
The family and management of Oscar Pistorius have released a statement disputing the murder charge against him 'in the strongest terms'.