WEAPONS and drugs have been seized by police.

Officers in Runcorn carried out a warrant on Friday, November 18, with help from police dog Sansa and her handler.

They ended up seizing a number of weapons, including an axe and three knives.

A quantity of drugs and some other items were also seized by police.

Runcorn and Widnes World: PD Sansa helped carried out the warrantPD Sansa helped carried out the warrant (Image: Runcorn Police)

This comes as part of Operation Sceptre, a national campaign to tackle knife crime.

In Runcorn, a sweep was carried out around the Grange, near the YMCA, during which a knife was found hidden in a bush.

Meanwhile, a knife surrender was held at Runcorn Police Station where people were allowed to dispose of knives in a safe way.

Superintendent Andrew Blizard, Cheshire Police's force lead for knife crime, said: “We are extremely proud that across our wider Cheshire community, knife crime continues to remain low and this week of action is a great opportunity to highlight the great work our officers put in on a daily basis keeping communities and residents safe.

"Despite this, young people in particular have a belief that they will be safer carrying them, and this is a perception that we are determined to challenge as a force.

“When someone chooses to carry a knife, it is only a matter of time before they, or someone else, sustains a life-changing or fatal injury - if you choose to carry a knife you are much more likely to be involved in a knife crime."

Runcorn and Widnes World: A knife was found during a sweep at the GrangeA knife was found during a sweep at the Grange (Image: Runcorn Police)

Anyone who knows someone that carries a knife or has been a victim of street robbery can report it to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously

Information can also be passed to the force online at www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report.