Police recover large knife from stolen moped in Rayners Lane

A large knife was recovered by local police officers patrolling Rayners Lane, Harrow.

The incident happened yesterday (17 October) and was reported via the OWL website covering the South Harrow and Rayners Lane areas.

Posting via OWL, local SNT officers said: ‘On October 17 PC’s Brooks, Reilly, Rose and Clark were patrolling the Rayners Lane estate due to recent gang tensions. They saw a speeding moped coming around a bend towards them.

“Seeing the police van, the driver and passenger threw the bike to the ground and fled. Police chased the motorcyclist, catching up to him moments later on Rayners Lane.

“He was detained and placed in handcuffs. With the help of Police Dog Indie, the route was traced and the included knife was found, which had been thrown away by the rider.

“He was arrested at the scene for possession of an offensive weapon, robbery (as the moped was stolen the day before) no insurance and other driving offences.

“We will continue our patrols in the area.”

Earnest L. Veasey