”Operation Target” plainclothes officers spotted two males in Breck Road, Everton, around 7 p.m. yesterday (Thursday, Dec. 17) who they believed were acting suspiciously.
One 15-year-old boy was found in possession of a knife and a hammer after being stopped and searched by police.
A 20-year-old male was also also found in possession of suspected cocaine.
The 20-year-old male was taken into custody on suspicion of possession of a controlled Class A drug and was also taken into custody for questioning.
Meanwhile, the teenager was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and a bladed article, taken into custody and later transported home.
The pair were stopped and searched, and a knife and hammer were found on the 15-year-old boy, while the 20-year-old man was found in possession of several packs of suspected cocaine.
A police spokesman said, “Officers remain committed to keeping our communities safe and protecting young people from getting involved in crime.”
Operation Target was created last year to prevent serious violent crime. A £4.2 million cash injection has funded extra officers on the streets, more intelligence work and extra background staff to analyze evidence.
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