The Met’s elite Territorial Support Group (TSG) sprang into action last night whilst on patrol in Hackney and Tower Hamlets.
After trying to speak to a 15-year-old male who was on a pedal bike, the male attempted to ride off but was quickly detained by the specialist public order unit.
After a quick search of the boy, it became clear why he had tried to get away from them; he was found to have a serrated machete concealed in his waistband.
Yet again, incidents such as this one highlight how vital stop and search is concerning the fight against knife crime.
After removing the weapon from the boy’s waistband, officers took him into custody, and the weapon was seized as evidence.