Weapons found in Parson’s Close Recreation Ground in Leighton Buzzard

Found in Parson's Close Recreation Ground
Found in Parson's Close Recreation Ground

These weapons were discovered by police on Tuesday afternoon during a patrol in Parson’s Close Recreation Ground, Leighton Buzzard.

The worrying find at the green-flag awarded popular park for families was made in the wake of the week-long Operation Sceptre, which saw Beds Police support a national campaign against knife crime.

A spokesman for Beds Police said: “The items were recovered by officers from Parson’s Close Recreation Ground at around 3pm by our Community Policing Team out on regular patrol.

“Operation Sceptre was a national campaign that was run recently, and supported by police forces across the country. The operation clamped down on knife crime, and encouraged people to think twice before carrying a knife.

“Our officers were very active doing sweeps during this week of action. Knife crime is a priority across the county.”