Police seized host of nasty weapons

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Two Samurai swords, a meat cleaver and a wooden truncheon are some of the weapons seized by police in Leyland throughout last year.

A Freedom of Information request submitted by the Guardian has shown that 12 weapons have been confiscated by police in Leyland and Farington since January 2012.

This is the most amount of weapons found by police in one town out of a number in South Ribble.

Four were found in Penwortham; two in Lostock Hall, three in Bamber Bridge and one in Buckshaw Village.

In Leyland, these include a knife on Leyland Lane, a wooden bat on Dorothy Avenue, a small sword on Worden Lane, a Samurai sword on Woodlea Road and another on Cheetham Meadow, a knuckle duster on Chorley Road, a ‘wooden stick with a nail in it’ on Longmeanygate, a baseball bat in Pine Court, and a wooden truncheon in an un-named place.

In Farington, police found a meat cleaver on Wheelton Lane, two knives in Stanifield Lane, and a wooden broom handle in Stanifield Lane.

Towards the end of 2012, seized weapons included a knife from Fowler Lane in Farington Moss, a knife from Broadfield Drive in Leyland, and a knife and knuckle duster in Towngate, Leyland.