Police find knife near children’s playground in Sheffield

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A knife has been seized and is to be destroyed after it was found by police officers close to a children’s playground in Sheffield.

Officers from the Manor and Arbourthorne neighbourhood policing team found the large kitchen knife partially concealed in some undergrowth yesterday.

Police officers found a knife close to a children's playground in Sheffield

Police officers found a knife close to a children's playground in Sheffield

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In a Facebook post, the team said: “This was found very close to where young children play.

“The knife will be destroyed.”

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The weapon was found as part of Operation Sceptre – a week-long crackdown on knife crime in South Yorkshire as part of a national initiative to reduce the number of people who carry blades.

A knife was found close to this playground in Sheffield

A knife was found close to this playground in Sheffield