Yesterday (7th October), #OpTarget officers arrested a 16 year old boy after he was stop searched and found in possession of a number of weapons.
The teen was stopped on Park Road East, Birkenhead. When searched, inside the holdall he was carrying, officers found 5 weapons including a machete, a hunting knife and a lock knife.
He was taken to custody where he was later charged with possession of a blade in a public space. He will appear at Liverpool Crown Court 27th October.
We’re working with our partners to deter young people from getting involved in criminal activity. Please visit ‘Our Merseyside’ https://ourmerseyside.org/ where you’ll find our latest anti-knife crime campaign #BladeFree – get information and advice, as well as a directory of diversionary activities you can signpost children to, to steer them away from serious violence and provide them with a more positive future.