Over the previous 5 weeks in Walsall town centre, an rise in offences have occurred whereby weapons (knives, machettes, metal bars and hammers) are being produced or there has been a threat to use them.

Location: Walsall town centre

Time: 15:00 hrs 23/02/18 to midnight

42 searches were conducted. 3 arrests and a street caution were given

Arrests:

one male found with a Machete with a 15inch blade, hidden down the trousers. Arrested for possession of a bladed article and also for previous threats to use a knife on 4 different people in Walsall.

One arrest for a previous robbery and assault in Walsall town centre.

One arrested for possession of a police style baton Street caution given for possession of a Stanley blade.

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