Boy, 15, Arrested At King's Cross Station After 'Being Found With 24-Inch Sword'

A teenager has been arrested at King's Cross Station in London after officers allegedly found a 24-inch sword hidden down his trousers.

The boy, 15, was arrested at the station this afternoon - in a shocking photo shared from the British Transport Police King's Cross Twitter account the huge blade can be seen being held by an officer.

In a second photo, it's placed next to a couple of rulers so you can see just how massive it actually is.

The sword has a decorative, ornate handle and 24-inch blade.

In the Tweet the force wrote: "Officers were called to King's Cross earlier and removed a 15-year-old male off a @GNRailUK service.

"This [the weapon] was concealed down his trouser leg. Arrested and currently being dealt with in custody."

The number of deaths caused by stabbings in the capital was down slightly last year, with 77 of the 132 homicides in 2018 being due to knife-crime - compared to 80 fatal stabbings in 2017.

However, just hours into the New Year, the first fatal stabbing of 2019 took place on John Ruskin Street, in Camberwell, around 4.20am.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, the woman was declared dead at the scene.

A 34-year-old man was arrested in relation to the incident.

Speaking to the BBC last month, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said knife-crime in the capital had 'levelled off'.

She said: "The home secretary has his Serious Violence Strategy, the mayor has his public health approach.

"I think everybody is beginning to play more and more of a part in supporting us.

The incident happened at King's Cross Station earlier today. Credit: PA
The incident happened at King's Cross Station earlier today. Credit: PA

"What we are now seeing, from what has been a Herculean effort from the whole of the Met, we are beginning to see that knife crime has levelled off.

"The most important indicator for me, is knife injuries among 25-year-olds seems to be consistently coming down."

Featured Image Credit: British Transport Police

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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