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These are the dangerous knives seized from people during bag checks at the Natural History Museum

The weapons were taken by security staff conducting bag checks at the museum in South Kensington

This shocking image shows the knives confiscated by security staff at the Natural History Museum (NHM) .

They were seized during routine bag checks at the historic South Kensington museum.

It features 67 bladed instruments, ranging fro Swiss Army Knives, hunting knives and large kitchen utensils.

The tweet by Kensington and Chelsea police , posted on Wednesday (September 27) afternoon, does not state over what period of time the weapons were apprehended.

The message sent by the borough’s force makes reference to Operation Sceptre, the Metropolitan Police’s campaign to reduce knife crime in the capital.

The knives seized by security during bag checks at the Natural History Museum(Image: @MPSKenChel)

The tweet read: “Op Sceptre, the image attached shows knives seized by security staff during bag searches at the @NHM_London #StopKnifeCrime”.

The NHM, which recently underwent a major revamp which saw Hope the whale replace Dippy the dinosaur (See video above) has been approached for comment.

The museum, in Cromwell Road, was also voted last week the fourth best in the country , with nearby V&A topping the list.

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