Man had large knife ‘tucked into his waistband’ at M1 services

Police have arrested a man after he was found with a large knife and drugs at a service station on the M1

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 9:53 am

Officers from Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit said on Wednesday they saw someone ‘driving around Tibshelf Services against the one way system’.

“A very good way to attract our attention,” they posted on Twitter.

The car was stopped and the passenger was found to have a large knife tucked into his waistband and approximately 100 class A drug wraps in his pockets.

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A picture of the knife shared on Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit's Twitter.

He was subsequently arrested.

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The passenger was also found to be in possession of class A drugs.