Knife wielding woman carrying two large blades seized by police in Frenchgate Centre

Police have arrested a woman after she was found inside Doncaster’s Frenchgate shopping centre carrying two large knives.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 2:08 pm

Police swooped on the 58-year-old woman who was said to be acting suspiciously.

When she was stopped by officers, she was found to be in possession of two large knives.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “She has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a bladed article and remains in police custody awaiting interview.”

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Police arrested a woman in the Frenchgate Centre who was carrying two large knives.

Officers from Doncaster Central Neighbourhood Police Team made the discovery as part of an anti-knife initiative in the centre this morning.

32 people were searched using a ‘knife arch’ which can detect if people are carrying weapons.

Anyone with information about knife crime in Doncaster or South Yorkshire can report incidents to South Yorkshire Police on 101 or alternatively, contact indepdent charity Crimestoppers to report incidents anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at either the SYP or Crimestoppers websites.