Police Find Freddy Krueger Style Glove In Knife Amnesty Bin
Police in UK must come across some pretty mad items that they've confiscated, but now and again there's something that takes the piss a bit.
Recently a Freddy Krueger inspired glove was found dumped as part of a knife amnesty, which was fairly surprising to police.
The metal glove with four blades was dropped at Uxbridge police station in Warwick Place, London.
Set up as part of the Metropolitan Police's Operation Sceptre, which aims to tackle knife crime, the bins are set up in police stations and various locations so that people can surrender their weapons.
As you can imagine a number of knives are placed in there, though very few would catch your attention as much as the Nightmare on Elm Street item.
"So Freddy Krueger lives in Uxbridge - brilliant, I just moved here last year thinking it was a safe place to live," resident Dennis Hart said.
Another resident, Ram Singh, 31, added: "If you met someone wearing this glove on the street you would quite rightly flee for your life.
"Who the hell came up with this - it must have taken ages to make."
West Drayton Police posted pictures of the weapon, along with their dismay at what they'd found.
"There are knives and then there is this," a tweet said.
"Safely dropped off anonymously in the knife bin in Uxbridge Police Station."
There are #knives and then there is this. Safely dropped off anonymously in the knife bin in #Uxbridge Police Station. #noknives pic.twitter.com/jkmrsbjlL1
- West Drayton Police (@MPSWestDrayton) September 27, 2017
In the latest phase of Operation Sceptre, 500 arrests have reportedly been made and 400 weapons have been taken off the streets of London.
"Operation Sceptre seeks to target not only those who carry and use knives, but also the supply, access and importation of weapons," a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police previously said.
"In an effort to take knives off the streets we are working with Word 4 Weapons - a charity that has 30 knife surrender bins located at various sites across London. There are also bins available at a number of police stations.
"If you have information about anyone carrying or using knives please tell us about it online, contact your local police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always dial 999."
The operation also aims to teach young people about the realities of knife crime in London, as well as using 'intelligence-led stop and search procedures'.
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