Officers found these weapons on man driving over the drug-drive limit

A dagger and ball-bearing gun with ammunition were discovered on a man who was driving under the influence.

Tuesday, 9th April 2019, 09:36 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th April 2019, 09:44 am

West Yorkshire Police shared pictures of the weapons which were found in the vehicle after stopping it in Wakefield.

The force's Road Policing Unit tweeted they had stopped the driver and checked him, before arresting him for being over the drug drive limit.

Pictures show the knife, which measures over 40cm, and the black BB gun and jar of BB pellets.

Dagger found on man who was found to be over the drug drive limit by West Yorkshire Police. Picture: West Yorkshire Police RPU

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The RPU wrote: "Upon a search these were on his person. Why do you need to carry a knife?"

It comes amidst a surge in knife crime on Britain's streets. Statistics released by the Home Office last month showed a steady increase in the numbers of offences involving knives in England and Wales since 2014.

In a statement last month, West Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson said: "Our police do an extremely important job in protecting our communities and carrying out robust enforcement against offenders, but it is ultimately through early intervention and prevention work that we can most effectively tackle knife crime and serious violence.

BB gun and ammunition found on man driving over the drug-drive limit by West Yorkshire Police. Picture: West Yorkshire Police RPU