A MAN was stopped in a Bournemouth park found carrying a knife and drugs. 

Bournemouth South Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) stopped the man during a pro-active patrol of Bournemouth's Lower Garden yesterday afternoon, Friday, June 11.

He was found to be in possession of a knife as well as drugs and is now assisting officers with their enquiries.

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A spokesperson for Bournemouth Police said: "We are committed to targeting anyone carrying knives or bladed articles in public areas in order to keep members of the public safe.

"If you have any information that could help us identify habitual knife carriers or where they are obtained then please get in contact with us."

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