Huge knife found during searches of Oldham town centre
Reporter: Jon Chubb
Date published: 12 March 2019
Knife found in Oldham Town Centre
It was discovered as part of their renewed crackdown on the use of blades following a number of high-profile stabbings including in Oldham last week.
A teenager needed hospital treatment after being attacked by as many as five boys on Oldham Road in Failsworth on Friday (1st March).
Officers later arrested five teenagers, aged between 15 and 17, on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and violent disorder.
The five have been bailed pending further enquiries.
Now, in a post on Facebook and Twitter, officers have shown the knife they’ve found in Oldham town centre which appears to be a bread knife or another kitchen blade.
Across Greater Manchester, the force has recorded more than 3,500 crimes involving knives since February 2018.
Over the course of the next seven days, starting on Monday (11th March) the Greater Manchester force will take part in Operation Sceptre, which is nationwide crackdown on the use of knives to commit crime.
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