CAN you find the hidden knife in this photo?

As part of a week-long police campaign, members of the public are being asked to spot the hidden bladed weapons in a series of photos.

The 'open your eyes to knives' campaign was launched in response to concern about the rise in knife crime.

Police said they were frequently seeing knives being hidden in public places rather than carried by offenders so that they could avoid arrest.

Greater Manchester Police’s Assistant Chief Constable Rob Potts said: "It’s a sad fact that people are not only carrying knives, but are now also hiding weapons in and around public places and that can be very worrying for members of the public.

"The more knives that are on the streets only leads to one outcome — more people getting hurt — and we are determined to act to stop these implements getting into the wrong hands.

"To ensure police and partner resources are targeted in the communities where they are needed most, we are asking the public to be aware and report any knife sightings to us reduce the circulation of weapons in our communities."

Visitors to the police Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages will be asked to spot the knife hidden in a range of images in a bid to raise awareness.

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Anyone with concerns, or who becomes aware of a knife hidden in their community, should call police on 101.