Hundreds of deadly weapons seized at Wellesbourne Market - The Leamington Observer

Hundreds of deadly weapons seized at Wellesbourne Market

Laura Kearns 26th Jul, 2018   0

HUNDREDS of deadly weapons have been seized from a stall at Wellesbourne Market.

Police raided the stall on Saturday (July 21) after concerns were raised by members of the public.

More than 500 knives along with crossbows, machetes and tasers disguised as torches were seized.

A 49-year-old man from Hounslow in Middlesex, was arrested on suspicion of possession of offensive weapons. He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

PC Holly Stapleton from Warwickshire Police said: “These are deadly weapons which have no place on our streets.

“Many of these knives could have been used to commit crime so we’re pleased have seized them before they could be sold.

“I’d like to thank members of the public who reported their concerns to us. The information they provided allowed us to obtain a warrant and seize the weapons.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101 or ring 0800 555 111 to speak to Crimestoppers anonymously.

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