Four people caught in possession of knives have been arrested for a variety of offences in three seperate incidents in recent days.
In two of the incidents class A drugs were also found during a search by officers.
Two Bellshill men, aged 22 and 32, were arrested for alleged possession of a knife, breach of the peace and resisting arrest at a house in Baird Place, Hattonrigg.
A 37-year-old Motherwell woman was arrested for alleged shoplifting and possession of a knife and class A drugs in Belhaven Road, Wishaw.
Similarly a 33-year-old Motherwell man was arrested for alleged theft and possession of a knife and class A drugs in Watson Street, Motherwell.
All four have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal.