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No weapons as Bromley police search more than 1,000 students

PUBLISHED: 14:45 23 November 2012

More than 1,000 Bromley College students were searched by borough police and drug dogs last week, leading to three arrests for drug offences - but no sign of any weapons.

The Youth Policing Team were joined by specialist search officers and local Safer Neighbourhood Teams as pupils from the Bromley and Orpington campuses passed through airport-style metal detectors.

Sgt Simone Oram, of Bromley Police, said: “While there is not a problem with knives in local schools and colleges, some young people have concerns around the issue and the arches are there to work as both reassurance and a deterrent.”

Further searches across the borough are planned for the coming months, aiming to crackdown on people carrying weapons and reduce the fear of crime.

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