COWES Neighbourhood Policing Team worked together with Isle of Wight metal detectorists to conduct a sweep of Cowes Skate Park yesterday (Monday) morning, unearthing a knife.

This is the latest in a series of public sweeps conducted by officers, as part of Operation Sceptre.

Police are keen to work with local metal detector enthusiasts in a bid to locate hidden and abandoned knives.

Anyone found in possession of a knife can face a prison sentence and increases their chance of being seriously injured or killed.