Crossbows and swords among weapons found by police at Colchester property

Two crossbows, an air rifle, two swords, three knives, and a revolver were found by police at a prop

Two crossbows, an air rifle, two swords, three knives, and a revolver were found by police at a property in Speedwell Road in Colchester today (January 29) after executing a warrant. Picture: ESSEX POLICE - Credit: Archant

A number of weapons including two crossbows and two swords were seized by police from a property in Colchester today.

Officers executed a warrant at a property in Speedwell Road and found two crossbows, an air rifle, two swords, three knives, and a revolver during the search.

A number of electrical devices including phones and computers believed to be linked to crime were also seized.

Essex Police chief inspector Shaun Kane said: “This was a fantastic find by our officers in partnership with Colchester Borough Council.

“A number of weapons have been removed off Colchester’s streets and are out of the hands of criminals. They have been seized ahead of forensic analysis and destruction.”


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No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with any information which could help officers are urged to call Colchester police station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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