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.

Thursday, 18th July 2019, 11:21 am
Updated Thursday, 18th July 2019, 12:21 pm
Harris Library building
Harris Library building

Lancashire Police attended the library on July 17 after they were alerted by a concerned member of public.

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It is understood the items were recovered from carrier bags near the toilets, which also contained tins of food and a drill.

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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.

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