Machete seized from 16-year-old in Blackpool

The machete was put in size comparison next to a keyboard.
The machete was put in size comparison next to a keyboard.

A 21-inch machete has been seized by Blackpool police from a teenager.

The blade of the machete itself is 14 inches and it was seized in the early hours of the morning.

Blackpool Police tweeted the image and said: "This is why we believe stop and search saves lives."

The police also said it was the second blade taken off the streets of Blackpool during the shift.