A Margate mum said she was shocked when a family member and her children brought home a large knife discovered in Dane Park while they were rock-hunting.
The mum, who asked not to be named, and a relative took the sheathed blade, thought to be a bait knife, to Margate Police Station after the discovery yesterday (October 26).
The mum said: “A family member took my children to the park to go rock hunting and the family member happened to find it at the bottom of a tree stump by the bowling green and public toilet.
“They brought it home and we took to the police station. When they showed me I was in shock! It was the last thing I expected to see after a trip to the park.
“I was disgusted at the thought an innocent child could have found it or that it may have been used in a crime.”
Police confirmed the knife had been handed in but had no further information.