Police grab large kitchen knife from young girl

Police grab large kitchen knife from young girl walking past Caffe Nero with her friends in packed city centre square Police allegedly pulled a knife from young girl in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester  Images show the teenager being handcuffed as she lies face down on the ground Girl had been walking past a cafè when an officer ran over to her at around 3pm

By Bhvishya Patel For Mailonline

Published: 13:28 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 13:28 BST, 1 April 2019

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As the country grapples with the latest surge of knife attacks, shocking images show the moment police allegedly pulled a knife from a young girl in a packed city centre.

The photographs, which were captured by an eyewitness who saw the incident unfold in Manchester on March 31, show officers handcuffing a girl as she lies face down on the floor.

It is understood the teenager, who is seen wearing a khaki-coloured coat, had been walking with a group of girls past Caffè Nero in Piccadilly Gardens when a police officer ran over to her at around 3pm.

Shocking photographs show the moment police allegedly pull a knife from a young girl in a packed city centre in Manchester on March 31

Shocking photographs show the moment police allegedly pull a knife from a young girl in a packed city centre in Manchester on March 31

A police officer holds a kitchen knife which was allegedly pulled from a teenager in Piccadilly Gardens yesterday

A police officer holds a kitchen knife which was

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