Cops have discovered a haul of fearsome weapons on a ship docked in Glasgow forward of the most important COP26 local weather convention.

The vessel was searched in Govan on Thursday the place a penknife, a Swiss pocket device, a hammer and set of nun chucks have been found.

Police destroyed the weapons onboard the ship – which was within the space straight throughout the River Clyde from the SEC campus which is able to host world dignitaries for the most important summit which begins tomorrow.

The information got here amid stories final night time {that a} BB gun and knife had additionally been present in a parking lot in Greenock.

Preparation work contained in the Hydro forward of the COP26 local weather convention being held on the SEC in Glasgow.

A Police Scotland spokesperson mentioned: “Police Scotland has not been concerned in any searches of vessels linked to COP26.

“On Thursday, officers engaged in a routine Mission Servator go to to a ship in Govan have been handed 4 gadgets which had been discarded on board and recovered by safety employees.

“These have been handed cops for destruction. The gadgets comprised of a small penknife, a Swiss card pocket device, a ‘break glass’ hammer and a set of nun chucks.

“There isn’t a data to recommend this stuff have been utilized in criminality or have been supposed for this function.”

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A spokesman added: “Final night time, a Police Scotland spokesperson mentioned: “We obtained a report {that a} knife and BB gun had been present in a parking lot on Port Glasgow Highway, Greenock.

“This was reported round 3.20pm on Tuesday following a routine search by safety employees.

“Enquiries are at an early stage to determine the complete circumstances.”

The SEC, where the summit will be held, and US President Joe Biden

The SEC, the place the summit will probably be held, and US President Joe Biden

Plans are in place for a serious safety operation by Police Scotland for the most important occasion working from Sunday, October 31 to November 12 for the United Nation ‘s gathering.

Chief Constable Iain Livingstone informed a COP press briefing the state of affairs may get “fairly messy” as protesters take to the streets.

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World leaders together with Prime Minister Boris Johnston, US president Joe Biden and numerous different presidents and heads of state from internationally will descend on Scotland’s largest metropolis for the occasion.

Protests have been deliberate from local weather activist teams like Extinction Rise up- that are beginning at the moment.

Livingston warned demonstrators {that a} ‘strong response’ can be used for anybody ‘intent on violent dysfunction and injury’.

He mentioned: “We are going to defend the rights of people that want to peacefully protest at Cop26, balanced towards the rights of the broader neighborhood.

“However to these intent on violent dysfunction and injury, to those that search to disrupt the local weather convention really going down, I’ve a transparent message.

“We are going to reply swiftly and we are going to reply robustly.

“At instances, and I’ve been clear to the First Minister on this over the past weeks and months to make this very clear and to UK Ministers, it might nicely look fairly messy while you have a look at the visible photos which can be going to be created.

“It is so necessary that the rule of legislation that protest is legit and affordable however it would not intervene with the working of the convention.

“Sturdy measures will imply bodily engagement to protesters to be sure that the convention can go forward.”

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