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Blade found carelessly discarded outside Rainham Library

PUBLISHED: 15:25 03 May 2017 | UPDATED: 15:25 03 May 2017

A dangerous blade was found outside Rainham Library by police. Picture: MPS Havering.

A dangerous blade was found outside Rainham Library by police. Picture: MPS Havering.

MPS Havering

A dangerously discarded nine centimetre blade was found yesterday outside a library.

Havering Safer Transport PCSOs were conducting weapon sweeps throughout the borough as part of Operation Sceptre 8 when the knife was discovered.

Officers were approached by a Havering Council employee who said he had found a knife that morning at Rainham Library, Celtic Farm Road, Rainham, secreted between a window sill and brickwork.

A police spokesman said: “At this time it is unknown whether it [the knife] is involved in any crimes, or has any viable forensic evidence.”

Operation Sceptre is an anti-knife operation that has been running across the capital since July 2015.

Under the initiative, police have carried out more than 4,729 weapon sweeps across London.

The spokesman continued: “There is a knife bin outside of the police station in Main Road, Romford, for people to safely dispose of any knives.”

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