WATCH: Combat knife seized during weapons sweep

Our inquisitive cops took another dangerous weapon off the streets - after finding a large combat knife hidden inside a metal barrier during a weapons sweep in Birmingham.

Officers from the Washwood Heath Neighbourhood Team made the discovery in Ward End Park Road on Monday (4 Oct).

It was a great find by the team and one which could easily have gone unnoticed given the way it was concealed.

WATCH: Officers find the knife hidden inside a metal barrier

The searches are part of our continued work to tackle street violence and protect the public.

We also recovered a machete stashed in bushes St. Margaret’s Road Park and searched Oaklands Recreational ground in Yardley. 

The knife we recovered
The knife we recovered

We’re doing our bit to tackle knife crime – and you can help us.

We need parents to speak to their children about the devastating impact of carrying knives – and for our communities to tell us if they have suspicions someone they know routinely carries a weapon.

Your actions could save a life. Call us on 101 or message on Live Chat through our website.

Our Life or Knife website provides guidance and help to anyone who can support us.

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