Knives check at rail station

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OnLY one person was caught with a knife during a special police operation at Doncaster railway station.

Hand-held scanners and mobile walk-though metal detectors were used as part of the British Transport Police effort to eradicate and deter knife carrying, drugs and anti-social behaviour on the railways.

143 people went through the arch and one person was detected carrying a sharp blade a police drug detection dog discovered three people in possession and another was arrested for a public order offence.

Insp Graham Bridges said: “Anyone thinking of travelling with weapons on the railway should be aware we will continue to mount these operations regularly.”