POLICE have released this picture of a knife that officers discovered “hidden away” when they searched an area of Prescot.

They found the blade after searching an area of Beaconsfield, Prescot earlier this week.

A police spokesperson said: “Officers walking around the area during the evening located the knife hidden away which has now been removed."

Officers urged people to contact them if they know where other weapons are stashed.

The spokesperson added: “Please continue to report where knives are being stored and who is carrying them - either by contacting @MerPolCC , calling 101 or Crimestoppers.”