Man found with meat cleaver during stop and search

Police found this meat cleaver during a stop and search in Cottingley, Bradford. Photo credit: West Yorkshire Police - Shipley.
Police found this meat cleaver during a stop and search in Cottingley, Bradford. Photo credit: West Yorkshire Police - Shipley.

Police who stopped and searched a man found that he was carrying a meat clever in a public place.

Officers searched the man in Cottingley, Bradford after receiving a report about a suspicious incident from a member of the public.

It took place on Wednesday, April 3.

The 21-year-old man was arrested for carrying the meat clever and charged with possession of a blade in a public place.

He was bailed to appear at Bradford Magistrates.

West Yorkshire Police in Shipley released this statement on Facebook: "Shipley officers yesterday utilised their stop search powers in Cottingley following a report of a suspicious incident from a member of the public. A 21-year-old male was located, subsequently searched and a meat cleaver was found.

"Following his arrest, the male was later charged with possession of a blade / sharp pointed article in a public place. He was bailed to appear at Bradford Magistrates

"This is still a live investigation so no further details may be released."

Meat cleaver knives are generally used as kitchen or butcher's knives.

Read more: Shocking dashcam clip shows moment Audi cuts up driver and slams into them on M62 in Leeds
Read more: Woman killed and three people including a child injured in tragic crash near Wetherby