Police find 14-year-old carrying deadly machete at 10pm on Northampton estate

Teenager searched after running away from officers patrolling Kings Heath

Monday, 8th March 2021, 12:24 pm
Updated Monday, 8th March 2021, 12:28 pm
This is the machete police found being carried by a 14-year-old boy in Kings Heath last night

Shocked police found 14-year-old boy carrying a deadly machete during a stop and search in Northampton late on Sunday night.

Officers were alerted when the teenager tried to run away after spotting them on patrol in the Kings Heath area of the town at around 10pm.

He was chased down on foot and searched, when the 18-inch bladed weapon was discovered tucked into his trousers.

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A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police confirmed the 14-year-old has since been charged with possessing a knife in a public place.

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