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Teens in Luton found with a sword, machete and knife

Sword found in Macaulay Road Credit: Bedfordshire Police

A sweep of Luton by specialist gang and gun police officers uncovered drugs, a machete, sword and knife.

Bedfordshire Police's Boson team arrested five teenagers on Thursday August 9.

The operation tackling knife crime and serious youth crime targeted hotspots around the town.

Machete found in Lewsey Farm Credit: Bedfordshire Police
  • A 17-year-old boy was found him with a sword hidden in his trousers on Macaulay Road;
  • two 18-year-old men were found in possession of a machete and a lock knife in Lewsey Farm;
  • and an 18-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy were found in possession of class B drugs in Lewsey Farm.

“This was a hugely effective operation which involved a number of the force’s teams, including our community officers, and was only possible thanks to an increase in engagement from our communities."

– Detective Chief Inspector Duncan Young, Bedfordshire Police
Knife found in Lewsey Farm Credit: Bedfordshire Police