A large knife has been taken off the streets after being seized by police.
Officers from Merseyside Police found the alarming serrated blade while searching a young man in Haydock over the weekend.
The man was then arrested.
A message posted on Merseyside Police St Helens Central's account on Twitter said: "Knife crime in St Helens will not be tolerated."
Community officers have been conducting a crackdown on blades being carried on the streets across the town in recent days, with a number of knifes being found and seized.
Anyone with information about knife crime can report it anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.