A KNIFE arch has been re-installed at a railway station.

The structure was previously installed at Brighton station in March as part of knife crime week.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: "We were in place at Brighton station today carrying out an operation targeting the movement of drugs on the rail network and the violent crime that is often associated with drugs.

"Today formed part of our work nationwide to ensure stations remain a hostile place for criminals.” 

He said that no arrests had been made but "12 people had been stopped for ticket issues".

In March a 17-year-old boy was arrested after being stopped and searched.

He was found to be carrying a knife, and was charged with possession of an offensive weapon and cannabis.

Walking through the arch is not enforced and the station can be accessed without passing through it.

Police said travellers who did not walk through the arch were spoken to by police.

It is unclear how long the arch will remain at the station.