Police seize samurai sword and arrest two people in Grantham as part of Operation Raptor
A samurai sword has been seized and two people arrested in Grantham as part of a police operation to take weapons off the streets.
On Wednesday, a man and a woman – both aged in their 20s – were arrested in Grantham on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a Class B drug. Following a search at a property in the town the same day, police seized the Samurai sword.
The man, from Grantham, and the woman, of no fixed address, have since been released under investigation.
Warrants were executed at other locations this week and a knife was also recovered by officers.
Operation Raptor is an intelligence-led campaign which involves robust action being taken against offenders and education on the dangers of possessing and using weapons.
Since the operation was launched on October 21, a total of 42 arrests have been made and 48 weapons have been seized.
Following warrants on Monday and Tuesday, officers have been working hard to make further arrests and seize more weapons. On Thursday, in the north of Lincoln, two women, one aged in her 40s and another in her 30s, and a man aged in his 40s, were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of drugs. They have all been released under investigation.
Today police executed a warrant off London Road, Sleaford. Two men, one aged in his 20s and the other in his 30s and both from the Sleaford area, were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs. They remain in police custody.
Superintendent Lee Pache said: “This week’s action is part of our ongoing commitment to take a robust approach in tackling weapons offences.
“Lincolnshire is a safe place to live and we want it remain that way, but we are aware that there has been a recent rise in the number of offences involving weapons.
“Operation Raptor is our ongoing campaign to ensure that we take action against offenders, make sure that those weapons are seized, and to educate on the dangers involved.”
A 13-year-old boy was earlier arrested in Grantham on suspicion of possessing a weapon. A 17-year-old teenager was also arrested on suspicion of possession of a blade and affray in Grantham last night.
If you have information about weapons offences, or need support, call 101. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
As part of Operation Raptor a weapon surrender has been launched. Members of the public can take weapons to the main police stations in the county including Grantham.