Temple Newsam and Halton Moor police find knife and other 'offending' objects in Sutton Park patrol

East Leeds police found a knife and other objects that could be used for harm during a targeted knife sweep in the Halton Moor area of Leeds.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 11:45 am

Officers from Temple Newsam and Halton conducted the search across the Sutton Park area of Halton Moor on Sunday.

PCSO Davies found a knife left in some bushes in the park which was removed and destroyed.

Officers also removed a number of items which had been left in the park that could be used as a means for causing harm, such as bricks and bottles.

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The patrol was part of the East Leeds Neighbourhood Policing Team's commitment to address and reduce serious and organised crime, anti-social behaviour and criminal damage in the area.

Officers will continue to patrol and conduct searches of the area to disrupt any activity which could lead to crime and to address raised community concerns.

The force is urging people with any information about serious or organised crime to get in touch through 101 or online.

The full West Yorkshire Police statement said: "On Sunday 18th April 2021, Officers from the Temple Newsam and Halton Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) conducted a targeted knife sweep across the Sutton Park area of Halton Moor in Leeds.

"Police Community Support Officer Davies located a knife discarded in bushes on Sutton Park, the knife was recovered for destruction.

"In addition to the knife sweep, officers removed various items discarded in the park that could be utilised as a means for offending such as bricks and bottles.

"The action was taken as part of East Leeds Neighbourhood Policing Teams ongoing commitment to address and reduce serious and organised crime, anti-social behaviour and criminal damage in the locality.

"The Temple Newsam and Halton 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.

"Information from the local communities we serve, plays a vital role in tackling and addressing serious and organised crime. If you have any information, we urge you to get in touch.

"Reports can be made by contacting 101 or can be reported online at; https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/report-it

"Alternatively, you can report anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111."