(LONDON) JUST IN: MET Officers from the Violence Suppression Unit Report: Officers have recovered a knife and made an arrest while proactively patrolling in Croydon today Tuesday two other people on a moped sped as officers approached and are being sought #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.29: At approximately 11:05hrs on Tuesday, 29 December, the officers were carrying out patrols around Thornton Heath and Croydon High Street, when they saw a moped with both a rider and pillion passenger acting suspiciously, travelling along Brigstock Road: As soon as they noticed the officers they made off at speed: Officers searched the area for the suspects and found the pillion passenger – a 19-year-old man [A] – a short time after, hiding behind a parked vehicle on Boswell Road: He was detained, and officers then found a large Rambo-style knife underneath the same car he was hiding behind. He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and remains in custody:

MET Officers have arrested a man and seized a knife following a proactive patrol in Croydon on Tuesday as they search for other another person who left the scene on a moped ……

PC Butler, from the South Violence Suppression Unit, said: “Officers are regularly patrolling areas known for violence and robbery to remove dangerous weapons like this off the streets – I hope the local community feel reassured by this knife recovery and our proactivity: “ If anyone has any information about those who are carrying weapons or where weapons are being hidden, please contact us – it could stop someone from being seriously injured or killed.”

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#AceNewsDesk report ……………Published: Dec.29: 2020:

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