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Metal detector wanding trial, Gold Coast




Police have seized two weapons in the first weekend of a new metal detector wanding trial on the Gold Coast.

As part of the weekend enforcement action commencing on Friday night, police scanned 116 people in the Safe Night Precincts of Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach.

Gold Coast District Acting Chief Superintendent Rhys Wildman said the trial was a preventative strategy designed to reduce knife crime on the Gold Coast.

“Officers are using the scanning device to randomly and quickly check if a person within the Safe Night Precinct is armed with a dangerous weapon in public,” Acting Chief Superintendent Wildman said.

“It is about sending a clear message to anyone thinking about carrying a knife in public, that it is illegal and…

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