A 14-year-old boy was found with five gruesome-looking hunting knives as the spate of stabbings rocking Britain continues to spiral.
Police in the north of the capital uncovered the deadly arsenal during a stop and search of the schoolboy yesterday afternoon.
The seizure came as a schoolboy in Lewisham, two boys in Thames Ditton and a woman in her 50s in Sutton emerged as the latest victims of the knife epidemic.
Police in the north of the capital uncovered the deadly arsenal during a stop and search of the schoolboy yesterday afternoon
The 14-year-old boy, who is from Haringey, will appear in court later this month charged with five counts of possession of an offensive weapon.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: ‘This follows a stop and search by officers at around 14:00hrs in Highbury Quadrant, N5 on Sunday, 13 January.’
The knives seized in north London were among a horrific collection of blades seized by officers around the country as fears grown over the use of weapons, especially by teenage gangs.
In the West Midlands, police uncovered a machete, nunchucks and a flick knife on a man stopped in Shirley yesterday evening.
And in Cambridge, officers found a two-foot sword and a hunting knife on two people suspected of train fare-dodging.
A savage looking kitchen knife was seized after police chased down a man in Molesey, Surrey, today and a flick-knife was found in a drugs search in Hendon, north London.
In the West Midlands, police uncovered a machete, nunchucks and a flick knife on a man stopped in Shirley yesterday evening
In Cambridge today, officers found a two-foot sword and a hunting knife on two people suspected of train fare-dodging
A savage looking kitchen knife was seized today after police chased down a man in Molesey, Surrey
Meanwhile, officers in Leytonstone, East London, arrested a man was possession of a large knife and what appeared to be marijuana.
The seizures came as London saw a series of stabbings over the weekend and this morning.
At 8.30am today, a teenager was rushed to hospital after being stabbed on Lewisham High Street.
Witnesses said the boy was wearing his school uniform when he was chased off a bus and attacked with metal poles and a knife.
Yesterday, two teenagers, 14 and 15, were arrested in Thames Ditton on suspicion of attempted murder after two boys were assaulted on a bridge over train tracks.
One of the victims remains in a serious but stable condition.
This flick-knife was found today by Metropolitan Police officers in a drugs search in Hendon, north London
Officers in Leytonstone, East London, arrested a man today who was in possession of a large knife and what appeared to be marijuana
On Friday, a woman in her 50s was stabbed in Sutton outside a supermarket. She was taken to hospital then discharged.
And this evening, a man carrying a ‘massive machete’ was Tasered by police after terrified commuters saw him running around a busy south London railway station at rush hour while ‘ranting’.
Stunned onlookers said that the machete-wielding man was subdued by officers using an electronic stun gun on a platform at Tulse Hill station at around 6.25pm.
Police have urged anyone with information about the incidents to contact 101.