Large knives and drugs found in stop and search

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - KATY CLIFTON

A HUGE 25cm blade was one of two knives seized dur­ing a rou­tine stop and search in Northolt on Sun­day.

The two large knives were found as part of Op­er­a­tion Sparta, car­ried out by Metropoli­tan Po­lice of­fi­cers in a bid to re­duce knife crime.

Along with the two blades, an amount of cannabis was seized from two in­di­vid­u­als, who were later ar­rested for pos­ses­sion of knives and drugs.

A spokesman for Eal­ing MPS said on Twit­ter: “Proac­tive stop and search in Northolt by Op­er­a­tion Sparta of­fi­cers re­sult in two ar­rests for pos­ses­sion of knives and drugs #StopKnifeCrime.”

The stop and search comes just two days after a 17-year-old male was stabbed dur­ing a day­light at­tack in Northolt.

At around 3.30pm on Friday Oc­to­ber 6, the teenager was taken to hospi­tal after suf­fer­ing a stab wound to his thigh at the junc­tion of Ram­sey Close and Lil­lian Board Way.

His in­juries were not life-chang­ing or life-threat­en­ing, a spokesman for the Lon­don Am­bu­lance Ser­vice con­firmed.

Chief In­spec­tor Kan­dohla, of Eal­ing MPS, said ex­tra mea­sures, such as an “in­creased po­lice pres­ence”, would be car­ried out over the week­end in Northolt fol­low­ing the day­light stab­bing.

He said: “A Sec­tion 60 stop and search power has been au­tho­rised across Eal­ing and will be re­viewed on an on­go­ing ba­sis.

“This is to re­as­sure res­i­dents and the pub­lic that the po­lice are do­ing ev­ery­thing to tackle knife crime in Eal­ing.”

The Metropoli­tan Po­lice con­firmed on Monday morn­ing that as yet no one has been ar­rested for the stab­bing in­ci­dent last week.

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