Leicester

Man arrested after knives seized in Leicester

One man was arrested following a police operation in Leicester to tackle knife crime in the city centre.

Officers arrested the 24-year-old after an airport-style metal detector arch was set up in Market Street and Humberstone Gate on Thursday night.

Six people were searched and a pair of scissors, three knives and razor blades were confiscated. Police said these would now be destroyed.

The man was given a police caution for possession of a bladed object.

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