‘Large’ knife seized during Camden gang fight

Police seized this knife during disturbance in Camden

Police seized this knife during disturbance in Camden - Credit: Archant

Police disarmed a teenager holding this kitchen knife during a gang fight in busy Camden High Street on Saturday.

This knife was seized by police

This knife was seized by police - Credit: Archant

A spokesman for Camden police said: “Around midnight on Camden High Street , close to Inverness Street , the male was seen to be holding a large kitchen knife whilst in a disturbance with another group.”

“The area was extremely busy with Christmas partygoers at the time”

He said an officer from the Camden Town team disarmed the youth and seized the weapon.

“No Police Officers or members of public have been hurt in the incident.”

A 17-year-old was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of an offensive weapon and affray and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

The spokesman added: “Knife crime will not be tolerated in Camden Town and offenders will be dealt with robustly in every instance”.

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Any witnesses to the incident are urged to contact 101.

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