A NUMBER of knives - including one sword-like weapon - were recovered from an address just outside the town centre.

Officers from the Barnsley West Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) recovered the knives from an address on Plumber Street.

A spokesperson for Barnsley West NPT said: “Last Thursday the team executed a warrant at an address on Plumber Street.

“Whilst in the property, we recovered a number of knives.

“Under the Offensive Weapon Act 2019, it is illegal to possess this type of weapon even in your home.

“The tenants of the address have been dealt with for the offence.”