More than 200 knives have been handed in locally in response to a surrender in our area as part of the national operation, entitled Op Sceptre.
As part of Op Sceptre, which aims to reduce knife crime and raise awareness of the serious consequences, we put sealed bins at seven of our stations across the force and between Tuesday, 18 September 18 and Monday, 24 September, you could hand in knives without having to answer any questions or leave any details.
Detective Superintendent Jo Roe who led the campaign said: “We’ve had yet another good response to the knife surrender and once again we have had a wide variety of knives handed in.
“More than 200 items were deposited in our bins and we will now make sure these are disposed of safely. We are encouraged that the wider public has so strenuously supported our campaign.
“It demonstrates an awareness of the harm that knives can cause and a commitment to working with us to help to keep our communities safe. I want to thank everyone who shared our social media posts and those who brought knives in.”