Rambo-style knife seized after police stop teenager in Tooting

Police seized a large Rambo-style knife in Tooting after they stopped and searched a man.

Officers were on proactive patrol in Trinity Road at around 12.40pm yesterday when they saw a man riding an electric scooter on the pavement.

The officers stopped the 19-year-old man and carried out a search, and found concealed in his trousers a Rambo-style knife.

It was seized and the man was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon. He currently remains in police custody.

Sergeant Leon Coltress said: “The weapon seized today could have caused serious harm if we hadn’t conducted this stop and search, proving just how valuable this tactic is.

“Tackling violence is our top priority and we will continue to target those who carry weapons and commit offenses.”

Call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you have any information about serious crime.


Please support your local paper by making a donation



Please make cheques payable to “MSI Media Limited” and send by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing recently: “A free country needs a free press, and the newspapers of our country are under significant financial pressure”.

So if you have enjoyed reading this story, and if you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can buy our newspaper or make a donation, which will allow us to continue to bring stories like this one to you both in print and online.

Everyone at the South London Press thanks you for your continued support.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *