Chilling image of machete seized in Northampton town centre last night shared by police

A man arrested in Northampton town centre last night was caught with a 22-inch machete down his trousers.

Thursday, 14th March 2019, 8:58 am
Updated Thursday, 14th March 2019, 10:05 am
This machete was stuffed down a man's trousers in Northampton town centre.

A police stop-and-search team have shared the chilling image of the blade they took off a man linked to gangs over night (March 13).

The team also recovered drugs from the man, who was wanted by police.

A tweet by the Northampton Force Proactive Team posted this morning reads: "This was down the trousers of a wanted male linked to gangs stopped in Northampton town centre last night. The blade was sharp and it hindered his ability to walk!"

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It comes as part of Operation Sceptre, which has been rolled out nationwide to tackle knife crime.