KNIVES, swords and knuckle dusters are among dangerous weapons seized by police across Bradford and wider West Yorkshire.

Officers from West Yorkshire Police’s Operation Jemlock Team targeted 25 addresses in Bradford, Leeds, and Wakefield last week.

The force was joined by the UK Border Agency, who intercept knives, swords and knuckle dusters ordered by residents.

It was part of a national prevention campaign to stop knife crime from reaching our streets. 

During the week of action, police made 82 knife crime-related arrests.

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Fourteen people were dealt with in the joint operations - just one element of a swathe of police activity across West Yorkshire.

Police in Calderdale also seized weapons including six zombie knives, two machetes, two hatchets, and Class A drugs in an operation in Halifax.  

Two males were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs and weapons offences.

Operations in Huddersfield town centre saw officers seize knives, baseball bats, and drugs.

Chief Inspector James Kitchen of Operation Jemlock, said: “Operations with the UK Border Agency are particularly valuable as through close work with them we are able to track illegal weapons being imported into the country and stop these dangerous, illegal items from ever hitting the streets.

“There is no justifiable reason for someone to want to own a flick knife or a knuckle duster."