A knife has been recovered and three mopeds seized in separate incidents across St Helens
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A boy has been arrested after a knife was recovered by officers and three mopeds have been seized in separate incidents across St Helen’s this week.
At around 9.40pm on Monday 8 November officers were informed that a boy was carrying a knife on Baldwin Street. Officers spotted the boy on College Street and stopped him after a short pursuit on Cotham Street where a knife was also found by police on the pavement.
A teenage boy was arrested on suspicion of possession of a bladed article.
He was taken to a police station in Merseyside for questioning by detectives and has now been released under investigation.
Earlier that day at 4.20pm officers recovered three mopeds from a wooded area on Redgate Drive. The vehicles (one that is pictured) are suspected to be stolen and two of them were found burnt out on the field. An investigation is underway.
Inspector Robert Budden said: “These successful results across St Helens helps us to keep our communities safe and protected. Our enquiries are ongoing into the seized mopeds found on Redgate Drive. If you have any information into this incident, please contact us as a matter of urgency.
“Thanks to the swift action of our officers who stopped the boy on Cotham Street a dangerous weapon has been recovered that could have gravely injured someone and affected the lives of others in St Helens.
“The arrest shows that we will not allow such weapons to threaten the safety of others on our streets and target those who carry them.”
If you have any information of any crimes in your community, pass the details via our social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook 'Merseyside Police Contact Centre'. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.