Man arrested following police chase after two knives seized in Leeds

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A man has been arrested after two knives were seized in Leeds.

The arrest was made on Tuesday night by the Operation Jemlock team - a West Yorkshire Police operation tackling serious violent crime and knife crime.

After chasing a suspect on foot, officers seized a 30cm kitchen knife and a 20cm blade.

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A man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a bladed article.

30cmkitchen knife and a 20cmblade (Photo: WYP)30cmkitchen knife and a 20cmblade (Photo: WYP)
30cmkitchen knife and a 20cmblade (Photo: WYP)
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The Operation Jemlock team shared a picture of weapons on Twitter and said: "That’s two more knives taken off the streets thanks to proactive patrols."

The number of people caught with knives and illegal weapons in Leeds has more than doubled in the last five years.

A West Yorkshire Police chief partly attributed the rise in weapons possession crimes to increased police action targeting illegal weapons in Leeds since the launch of Operation Jemlock .

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There have been more than 2,750 arrests made and 200 weapons seized across West Yorkshire as part of the operation which began in April 2019.


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