POLICE say no weapons were seized during a knife arch operation at Stourbridge Interchange this morning (Wednesday).

Stourbridge Police neighbourhood team took along the weapon-detecting arch to the town's bus and train station as part of efforts to tackle knife crime across Birmingham and the Black Country.

The team were there at around 10am this morning (Wednesday September 15).

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said the operation was part of the force's "ongoing commitment to tackling knife crime" and she confirmed: "No weapons were seized."

The operation comes 10 days after a series of stabbings in Birmingham shocked the world and left 23-year-old Jacob Billington, from Liverpool, dead, and it follows criticism of the force's response to the incident which unfolded in four locations over a period of 90-minutes.