Knives and an axe were dropped in a designiated bin in the latest weapons sweep.

The weapons of various shapes and sizes were recovered from the bin at Edmonton Police Station, Fore Street, as part of Operation Spectre.

Police were shocked at the amount of knives they found in the bin.

New community sentences for those convicted of knife possession and the introduction of metal detecting wands in London schools are two of the measures mentioned in the new strategy.

Meanwhile, an additional £625,000 has been pledged for projects to tackle knife crime.

Following Sadiq Khan’s announcement, Enfield North MP Joan Ryan, said: “We all know the horrific consequences of knife crime here in Enfield and we are all working to stop young people carrying knives.

“Having discussed these issues directly with Sadiq Khan in Enfield and at City Hall, his new plan is a really important step forward in helping to address the scourge of knife crime on our streets.

“Working with the Mayor of London, our community has been able to secure a commitment to get 21 more local ward-based officers in place by the end of this year to help fight this problem.

“And I’ll be working alongside Sadiq, local residents and community groups, as well as the police to help put this strategy into action.

“Instead of dragging its feet on this issue, the Government needs to buck its ideas up, support the Mayor’s plan and reverse the cuts to our youth services and police to help keep our neighbourhoods safe.”