One man has been arrested and two knives recovered in a police disruption operation targeting knife crime in south-east London.

Officers from Welling Police and Blackheath's British Transport Police were deployed on Monday night, using various methods including stop and searches to target knive crime in the region.

Officers are usually deployed at key hotspots and transport hubs, and were out across south-east London on Monday night.

They took two dangerous-looking knives, pictured, off the streets, searching two people and making one arrest.

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The disruption operations, titled Operation Avara, were a regular occurrence prior to the Covid-19 lockdown, with police officers setting up with metal detectors and stop and searching commuters at key south east London train stations.

But the pandemic put a halt to the project, with the numbers of people travelling falling dramatically, but the operation is now back as lockdown eases and commuter numbers rise.