December 19, 2019 3.45 pm This story is over 22 months old

Terrifying haul of weapons seized by police in Lincoln

A nazi dagger was among the weapon stash

A terrifying haul of weapons including what appears to be a Nazi dagger has been handed into a police station in Lincoln.

More than 160 weapons have now been seized or surrendered as part of Operation Raptor and 123 arrests have also been made.

Lincolnshire Police have seen what it calls a significant reduction in serious crimes involving weapons since the campaign’s launch in October.

It was originally launched solely in the west of the county but recent success means it will now be adopted across the rest of Lincolnshire.

A man was arrested after police attended an address on Lytton Street in Lincoln. Photo: Steve Smailes at The Lincolnite

Detective Chief Inspector Sep Myers said: “We have noticed a significant reduction in the number of serious offences involving weapons since Operation Raptor was launched, but this does not mean that our work stops.

“This is an ongoing operation in which we will constantly target those who possess and use weapons, across the county.

“Almost 70 weapons have been handed in by the public at our police stations, which means they are guaranteed not to fall into the hands of a criminal.

“Lincolnshire is a safe place to live and we want it to remain that way, so I would encourage anyone who has information about weapons offences to contact us.”

The Lincolnite also went on raids with Lincolnshire Police, where a man and two women were arrested on weapons offences.

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