Police arrest boy, 16, on suspicion of possessing ‘potentially lethal’ weapon

The recovered knife. Picture: Met Police

The recovered knife. Picture: Met Police - Credit: Met Police

Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon after recovering a “potentially lethal” knife following a chase in Manor Park.

At approximately 3pm on Saturday officers patrolling through Manor Park spotted a group of males in Church Road.

When police officers approached the group they ran off.

The officers then gave chase and detained the boy, finding a discarded knife nearby.

The boy was in custody at an east London police station.

Inspector Paul Stubbs of Newham Police said: “Thanks to the quick actions of my officers, a potentially lethal weapon has been taken off the streets.

“As the commissioner has spoken about this week, the Met is committed tot tackling violent crime and this is just on example of the type of work officers throughout the capital carry out on a daily basis.”