Huge knife found in community sweep in Southwark

Communities are pulling together to tackle knife crime in South London.

Residents in Southwark have been out on three weapons sweeps in the past week with the police picking up several knives from the streets. One blade was more than nine inches long.

Police constable Stu Wythe said: “The significance of these weapon sweeps cannot be underestimated.

“Our finds saves lives and untold ongoing misery and heartache. Also the message it sends out is significant, with passers-by enquiring and thanking those involved.”

The first community sweep took place in Peckham square on Tuesday July 24, the second was on Thursday July 26 at Burgess Park and the last was on Tuesday July 31 again at Peckham Square.

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