Preston Harris Library arrest: Samurai and knives seized from venue after call from member of public
A woman has appeared in court in connection with the discovery of a samurai sword, ornamental zombie knife and two other daggers at Preston's Harris Library yesterday.
Lancashire Police attended the library on July 17 after they were alerted by a concerned member of public.
It is understood the items were recovered from carrier bags near the toilets, which also contained tins of food and a drill.
Deborah Hayes, 39, of Tenby Road, Preston, appeared before Preston Magistrates' Court today, where she denied being possession of a bladed article in a public place.
The bench committed the case to Preston Crown Court where she will appear on August 20.