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Police find hidden meat cleaver after London Fields estate sweep

PUBLISHED: 17:23 18 October 2011

Meat cleaver found hidden in undergrowth near London Fields after police estate sweep on Friday

Meat cleaver found hidden in undergrowth near London Fields after police estate sweep on Friday

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Three knives and a meat cleaver were found hidden in the undergrowth when police conducted an estate sweep in London Fields on Friday.

The Queensbridge Safer Neighbourhoods Team and a local POLSA team (Police Search Advisors) made the findings near the Blackstone Estate in Wilman Grove, along with some bolt cutters and a locked bicycle lock.

Sgt Christopher Scott, of Queensbridge Safer Neighbourhoods team, said: “This operation demonstrates the effectiveness of estate sweeps and sends out a message to the criminal fraternity that we will find their weapons, wherever they choose to hide them.

“We will continue to conduct these estate sweeps and I hope that by doing so we can combat crime and anti-social behaviour.”


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