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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2022 7:49 pm 
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Officer's eagle eyed spot leads to private hire taxi driver arrest

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A knuckle duster and baton were found after a taxi was stopped by police.

Merseyside Police today said Operation Pelican officers arrested a 45-year-old man on suspicion of possession of two offensive weapons. Police were carrying out checks on the private hire vehicle but while speaking to officers, they noticed there was a baton in the door of the car.

Following a full search of the Volkswagen Passat, police found a knuckle duster as well. A man was arrested and taken to custody for questioning.

Sharing the news of the arrest on Facebook, Sefton Police said: "Operation Pelican have this evening arrested a 45-year-old male for possession of an offensive weapon x2.

"Officers have carried out checks on a private hire vehicle, whilst speaking with the driver Officers have noticed a baton in the door of the vehicle. A full search has then been completed and a knuckle duster has also been recovered.

"The male was arrested and remains in custody awaiting questioning."

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2022 9:34 pm 
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Whilst I don’t approve of weapons being in cabs I think my conversation would go along the lines of ‘they were left in my vehicle by punters officer’

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2022 6:58 am 
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toots wrote:
Whilst I don’t approve of weapons being in cabs I think my conversation would go along the lines of ‘they were left in my vehicle by punters officer’



forensics would soon disprove that if they decided to pursue the matter

There's one very good reason for not carrying a weapon a dodgy punter can grab it and use it against you :wink:

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