More ‘zombie’ knives and machetes being used as weapons in London
Met police officers have seized 135 knives of all kinds in the past week alone.
More criminals are using weapons such as huge so-called “zombie” knives, hunting knives and machetes.
Police teams in London regularly post chilling images of the weapons they find on Twitter, with entries from the past two days alone showing an array of deadly blades.
Speaking at a City Hall knife crime summit on Wednesday, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the Met had carried out 615 weapon sweeps in the past week and seized 135 knives and six guns.
Here is a selection of seized knives featured on Met police Twitter accounts on Tuesday and Wednesday alone:
Discarded by youth in Wandsworth after foot chase by lone police officer. Suspect arrested. 30cm long blade. Another knife taken off the streets of London and potentially lives saved #knifecrime pic.twitter.com/5o3GVdw8KV— Merton Police (@MPSMerton) June 26, 2018
#NTF1 assisting #ResponseTeamA with a Robbery outside St Paul's school, this knife was recovered in a bush along with a bottle believed to contain a noxious substance. If you have any information regarding this incident please contact us on 101 pic.twitter.com/QOOus4e2bH— Tower Hamlets Police (@MPSTowerHam) June 26, 2018
After a police foot chase #SE17 a large hunting knife was recovered. 484MD was on the suspects toes and detained them moments later. They were arrested and another knife taken off the streets #stopknifecrime #puttheknifedown ^227MD pic.twitter.com/iK0z4hHsT0— MPS Southwark (@MPSSouthwark) June 26, 2018
Busy Nights. 6 in with our colleagues @MPSLewisham #TeamE for fight involving weapons in SE7. 1 charged & remanded for possession of a knife. Injuries not life threatening or life changing. Investigation continues .... Tonight 3 in for this offensive weapon! #KnivesTakeLives pic.twitter.com/QFfD6ycFm4— Greenwich MPS (@MPSGreenwich) June 27, 2018