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Knife found in park during weapons sweep by police


A knife has been recovered by police in Gedling during a weapons sweep carried out as part of national campaign Operation Sceptre.

The Gedling South Neighbourhood Policing Team, along with colleagues from Gedling Borough Council, conducted open area searches in local parks during the recent national operation.

The sweeps resulted in a knife being found which was seized and booked in for destruction. Police didn’t reveal the location of where they found the knife.

PICTURED: The knife recovered by police during a sweep of local parks

Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant Becky O’Connor said: “The parks we searched as part of Operation Sceptre week are also areas where the community has raised concerns with us over antisocial behaviour.

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“Every knife or bladed weapon we come across and seize or which is handed in to us has the potential to save a life.

“As we’ve continued to show with our ongoing activity, we are listening to what people are telling us about the issues most of concern to them and we are taking positive action to address those concerns.

“Information from local people is key to our ongoing work so we would urge the public to keep reporting to us because the more information we get, the better intelligence picture we can build and the more robust action we can take.

“We really value information supplied by the public and will always act on it, where appropriate, to make our communities safer.”

Officers from the Carlton neighbourhood beat team also took part knife sweeps in local parks in support of Operation Sceptre – with areas searched including Conway Park, Jubilee Park, Jackie Bells Park and Standhill Park.

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