A KNIFE was seized after being found near a library.

The weapon was spotted by officers near Leigh Library.

PCSO Steve Hollands of Essex Police took to Twitter after the find.

He tweeted: “Knife discovered in Leigh Library gardens.

“We’ve had a lot of positive action from Op Sceptre around knife crime.

“Some weapons are now being discarded as a result of this.

“If you have found a knife, please report it on 101.”