Police catch teen with 'legal' knife

A TEENAGER was caught carrying a so-called ‘training knife’ in Heckmondwike.

Police seized the butterfly knife, which isn’t an illegal weapon, from the 14-year-old boy on Thursday afternoon.

Officers had been called at around 5.30pm after a member of the public reported seeing the boy walking in the town centre with a blade. Although the training knife was later proved to be legal, police said it could “easily cause upset and fear for anyone nearby”.

PC Jack Schofield said: “Although on this occasion it has not shown to be an offensive weapon, it could easily be perceived as one by any member of the public and rightly so cause concern and alarm.”

This incident comes as West Yorkshire Police confirmed they would be using an extra £3million cash injection to specifically target knife crime.

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