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Police seize 12 stun guns disguised as phones, cut-throat razors and 62 knives including machetes in Brent and Westminster swoop

PUBLISHED: 11:10 21 July 2015 | UPDATED: 11:23 21 July 2015

The cache of 62 knives was uncovered in the boot of a car on Monday afternoon

The cache of 62 knives was uncovered in the boot of a car on Monday afternoon

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Police raiding two properties in Brent and Westminster have discovered a huge cache of dangerous weapons including guns and a stash of 62 knives.

Stun guns described as everyday key fobs for use by criminal gangs were also seized by policeStun guns described as everyday key fobs for use by criminal gangs were also seized by police

Officers leading the search on Monday afternoon found 12 stun guns disguised as key fobs, mobile phones and torches alongside cut-throat razors destined for use by criminal gangs.

Police searching the boot of a car at one of the properties seized 62 knives including machetes, flick knives and dangerous combat knives as well as a number of batons and martial arts weapons.

The seizure comes after Detective Chief Superintendent Dean Haydon, who leads the Trident Gang Crime Command said: “Tackling knife crime is a key priority for the Met. Every week, officers from across London carry out enforcement activity, and educational programmes aimed at prevention are regularly delivered to young people.

“The people of London can expect to see lots of coordinated and intelligence-led police activity over the coming week. We will be carrying out a variety of operations including weapon sweeps and stop and search; as well as targeting known offenders.”

Flick knives and machetes were part of the cache seized by Police on Monday afternoonFlick knives and machetes were part of the cache seized by Police on Monday afternoon

A 39-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing firearms and offensive weapons and is in custody at a West London Police station.


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