Police find axe near Fishwick play area during weapons sweep

Posted on - 16th November, 2021 - 8:49am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Fishwick, Lancashire Police, Preston News
Police during the weapons sweep

Police yesterday found an axe during a weapons sweep near a Fishwick play area.


On Monday 15 November, Lancashire Police searched a Preston estate under national knife crime initiative Operation Sceptre.

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They discovered a red-handled axe in bushes near a children’s playground, which they believe was placed strategically for quick use by criminals.

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The axe recovered in Fishwick

The public informed the police that the area was a known drug dealing hotspot and likely to have concealed weapons.


Earlier in 2021, officers visited local schools to educate children about the dangers of knives and the repercussions faced by those who get involved with crime.

They also test purchased knives in shops and conducted other sweeps.

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Police were tipped off about drug dealing near the playground

If you have any information about knife crime, contact the police on 101 or report anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. In an emergency, dial 999.

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