A further 52 people and 7 vehicles were searched last night (13 March) during Section 60 powers in Preston.
Nobody was arrested.
The authority was in place from 6pm on Wednesday to 6am this morning (Thursday) and applied to the Fishwick and St Matthews areas.
A Section 60 gives us the power to search people or vehicles without suspicion in an area where we believe violence could take place.
Knife crime will not be tolerated in our communities. We are committed to keeping our communities safe and tackling violent crime is a priority for us. We will continue to work 24/7 and 365 days of the year and to act on intelligence.
If you have any information which could help us tackle #knifecrime, please speak up.
You can report information to us on 101 or anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online at http://socsi.in/tWlao.