Preston Police make arrest following latest knife crime clampdown

Posted on - 28th April, 2021 - 11:40am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News
The lock knife found by Preston Neighbourhood Police Team.
The lock knife found by Preston Neighbourhood Police Team. Pic: Preston Police Facebook page.

A knife found by Preston Neighbourhood Police Team lead to the arrest of a 20-year-old male.


The unnamed man appeared at Preston Magistrates court yesterday, April 27, he was then charged with possession of a bladed article.

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A stop and search carried out by the force resulted in finding the male in question in possession of a lock knife.

Preston Police Facebook page states the male ‘has been bailed to attend Preston Crown Court later this year.’

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The weapon was found as part of Operation Sceptre, as Lancashire Police joins other police forces around the country in supporting a national week of intensive police action against knife crime.

Running from 26 April until 2 May, Operation Sceptre takes place nationally twice a year and supports the work that Lancashire Police does to ensure people across the county feel safe from knife crime.

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