Police search for knives at Pennington Flash and other parks during week of action

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Police officers have been searching parks and other hot-spot areas across Wigan in a week of action to tackle knife crime.

This was followed on Tuesday by searches of green spaces for knives or other concealed weapons.

Among the areas checked by officers were Edmund Collins Park in Bryn and Pennington Flash in Leigh.

Officers will also be speak to young people about knife crime this week.