Suspect named after 'meat cleaver' found

Police on the junction of Renshaw Street and Leece Street
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A suspect has been named after a "meat cleaver" was found by police.

Merseyside Police were called to the vicinity of Renshaw Street/Leece Street, in the Georgian Quarter, shortly after 6pm on Monday, May 27 after reports of a man "acting in an aggressive manner". Around four police vehicles were reportedly at the scene and a large crowd gathered to watch the events unfold.

A spokesperson for the force said a meat cleaver was recovered from the scene. James Jackson, 48, of Princes Road, Toxteth, has been charged with possessing a knife blade/sharp pointed article in a public place. He was remanded into custody to appear at South Sefton magistrates court yesterday, Tuesday, May 28.

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Chief Inspector Andy Hughes of Merseyside Police said: “We have recently seen the positive results of a successful week of action as part of Sceptre which aims to reduce and prevent knife crime on the streets of Merseyside.

“We are consistently working to reduce and disrupt serious violence and remove dangerous weapons from our streets.

“The public play a vital role in helping us to do this. If you have any information including who is carrying, using, or storing knives or weapons, please come forward so we can continue to disrupt offenders and bring them to justice.”

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