Police have seized a knife and drugs following a stop and search in Harrow.
Four males in a vehicle were pulled over by officers, where they discovered the bladed article along with what Harrow Police has described as “a quantity of drugs”.
Officers from the Harrow Police’s Basic Command Unit confiscated both the dangerous weapon and drugs.
A statement on the Metropolitan Police Task Force’s official Twitter account on Friday morning read: “Officers from U2:1 on patrol in @MPSHarrow stopped 4 males in a vehicle in HA1.
“This potentially life threatening weapon found along with a quantity of drugs following a #StopAndSearch.”
Possession of an article with a blade or point offences have risen to 21,095 – a rise of three per cent – in the year ending March 2020, according to the Office for National Statistics.
This continuing rising trend has been influenced by increased targeted police action, such as stop and searches.
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