POLICE patrolling the area found knives after a stop and search.

The Chelmsford and Maldon CPT on patrol in Maldon earlier this week when two knives were found during a stop and search on a group of youths.

The blades were at least longer than six inches each.

In a Facebook post, a police spokesman said: “One currently in custody for possessing a knife and drugs and another dealt with for possession of drugs.

“Knives kill and we will be robust with those who carry and will prosecute.

“It’s not big, it’s not clever and it’s not worth it.”