A 15-year-old boy has been caught with a “Rambo”-style knife in his pocket in the back of a taxi.
Police stopped the cab in Lordship Lane, Dulwich, at 12.40am after seeing four teenagers behaving suspiciously.
The knife was discovered during a stop and search of the boy, who was seen fidgeting with his waistband.
He was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of an offensive weapon and after another search in custody was also arrested on suspicion of possession of class B drugs.
He has been released under investigation, and the three other boys were not arrested.
Superintendent Kris Wright, of Central South Command Unit, said: “The knife seized in the early hours of this morning by emergency response patrol officers is potentially another violent incident prevented, and this shows the value of stop and search.
“Tackling violence is the Met’s top priority, and we will continue to take knives and drugs off of our streets.
“We are working in partnership with the Youth Offending Service to ensure that the right support and intervention is in place to reduce offending.”
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