2nd Mar, 2021

Police arrest 17-year-old after seizing knife

A TEENAGER has been arrested after after a knife was seized by police following a ‘stop-search’.

Officers were called to a report of someone acting suspiciously in Brindley Road at around 11.40pm on Wednesday (January 20).

A 17-year-old boy from Rugby was arrested on suspicion of possessing a bladed article when he was searched and a knife was seized.

Enquiries are currently ongoing and anyone with information should call 101 quoting incident 413 of January 20.

The arrest comes amid a continued operation to drive down knife crime in the borough.

Operation Spigot has seen officers patrol hotspot areas, carry out warrants and stop searches based on intelligence as well as supporting force-wide and national initiatives.

Police have also been engaging with the local community and encouraging them to report individuals carrying a knife, as well as raising awareness among young people of the dangers of doing so.

Officers have been seeking to educate potential victims, parents, teachers, and the community on knife crime as well as the wider issues it can affect such as drug use and exploitation.

Visit http://bit.ly/3oQuwfC for more information about Operation Spigot.

Visit https://tinyurl.com/ya44oyqj or call 101 to report information about suspected knife crime in the borough.

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