(BIRMINGHAM, U.K.) WM Police Report: The week-long operation – codenamed Sceptre – ran from 9-15 November and saw police teams across the region targeting suspected knife crime offenders and searching for hidden weapons as are represented below #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.25: Officers conducted more than 100 stop and searches, seized weapons including machetes, Zombie knives and a sword, and arrested 55 people: Other tactics included sweeps of parks and open spaces – which yielded 20 weapons – plus metal-detecting operations at transport hubs: Notable arrests included two teenagers found with large combat knives in separate incidents in Birmingham city centre and Chelmsley Wood:

WM Police Report: Operation Sceptre Officers have made dozens of arrests and 17 weapons seized & 50-arrests in weeklong crime offensive …

We played our part in a national offensive on knife crime – making more than 50 arrests and seizing 17 knives.

23rd November 2020
The hunting knife we recovered - one of 17 knives seized during the weekThe hunting knife we recovered – one of 17 knives seized during the week

Officers on robbery patrols in Upper Dean Street (15 Nov) chased down a 16-year-old in the Arcadian car park after he ran from them: He was charged with possessing an offensive weapon, admitted the offence at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 17 Nov, and returned to a youth detention facility after it was found he was on licence for previous knife offences.

And the previous day another 16-year-old ran from officers during a stop and search in Blackcat Close, Solihull: A knife was found in his waistband and a large quantity of cannabis in dealer bags seized from a rucksack: He’s been bailed till a date next month to give officers more time to conduct enquiries: And in the early hours of 15 November officers stopped the driver of an Audi in Lawley Middleway on suspicion of drink driving.

WATCH: Here’s the moment we arrested the teenager and seized a hunting knife: https://youtu.be/hPqDHT1JqZI

A machete was recovered at the scene and a machete sheath found concealed inside the man’s trouser leg: A 29-year-old man was released under investigation and sent to a mental health unit for an assessment:

Our Superintendent Gareth Morris, said: “There was some really great work by officers across the patch, dangerous weapons taken off the streets and dozens of arrests.”

Anyone who suspects someone routinely carries a knife is urged to report their concerns to police: They can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 – callers won’t be asked their name – or contact West Midlands Police on 101 or Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight:

#AceNewsDesk report ……………Published: Nov.25: 2020:

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