POLICE found a machete in Bury Knowle Park today as part of a crackdown on knife crime in Oxford.

The Headington park is opposite where a woman was stabbed outside the London Road Co-op on Tuesday afternoon.

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The rusted weapon was recovered by the North East Neighbourhood Policing Team who have been out in the area and Marston searching for knives in open spaces.

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The Cowley and Woodfarm Neighbourhood Team have also been searching Marsh Park, Cowley for knives this week.

Sharing an image of a kitchen knife, needle and drugs on twitter today, Thames Valley Police Oxford wrote: "So far we have recovered one knife, a number of needles and somebodies misplaced drugs."

Both searches were part of Operation Sceptre, a national week of action against knife crime.