Knife found in Burmantofts as police patrol area

A knife was found in a bush in Burmantofts during police patrols in the area.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 1:40 pm

Officers were patrolling Burmantofts and Richmond Hill on Wednesday, April 14.

It was in response to concerns raised by people who live in the area.

The knife was found in bushes on Haslewood Gardens.

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A knife was found in a bush in Burmantofts during police patrols in the area.

It was seized and will be destroyed.

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A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "On Wedensday officers from the Burmantofts and Richmond Hill Neighbourhood Policing Team conducted a day of action in the Haslewoods area of Burmantofts, Leeds.

"The action was taken in line with one of the Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPT) local priorities which is to disrupt and seek to reduce violent and organised crime, following feedback from the local communities served.

"NPT Officers conducted a knife sweep in the area and located a knife discarded in bushes on Haslewood Gardens.

"The knife was seized by officers and will be destroyed.

"The Burmantofts and Richmond Hill Neighbourhood Policing Team are committed to addressing community concerns raised, disrupting any activity which could lead to serious and organised crime.

"Officers will continue to proactively patrol and conduct searches of the area in order to keep communities safe and feeling safe."

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