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Hackney Police seize samurai sword and ‘Rambo’ knife in crime bust

PUBLISHED: 09:25 01 September 2017 | UPDATED: 10:22 01 September 2017

Hackney Police seized this combat knife in its knife crime bust this week. Picture: Met Police

Hackney Police seized this combat knife in its knife crime bust this week. Picture: Met Police

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Police this week seized a samurai sword and “Rambo-style” combat knife in Hackney.

Hackney Police seized this samurai sword in its knife crime bust this week. Picture: Met Police Hackney Police seized this samurai sword in its knife crime bust this week. Picture: Met Police

It was part of cops’ “pro-active” operation to tackle knife crime in the borough.

Two men were charged for drug and weapon possession offences.

A 21-year-old man was charged with possession with intent to supply Class B drugs and being in possession of criminal property. He was remanded in custody to appear before Wood Green Crown Court on September 21.

A 20-year-old man was charged with possession of an offensive weapon. He will appear in custody at Wood Green Crown Court on September 26.

Blades seized in Hackney during a knife crime bust this week. Picture: @MPSHackney Blades seized in Hackney during a knife crime bust this week. Picture: @MPSHackney

Det Insp Paul Ridley said: “We have been, and will continue, to work relentlessly, day and night, to target people who we believe pose a danger to the public and are involved in criminality.

“We have seized many potentially lethal weapons and drugs. We are determined to disrupt violent individuals and clearly demonstrate that this behaviour will not be tolerated on the streets of the capital.”

Hackney Police want anyone with information on anyone carrying or using weapons to call 101. Or, to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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