Hull: Operation Sceptre launched in Humberside

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Hull: Operation Sceptre launched in Humberside

Humberside Police are asking people to hand in knives and bladed weapons  as part of Operation Sceptre, a national policing operation to tackle knife crime, which started this week.

The op will run from Tuesday 18 September to Monday 24 September 2018, and during this period, sealed knife bins will be located at the following police stations:

Beverley, Bridlington, Goole, Grimsby, Hessle Road, Osborne Street and Scunthorpe. 

This means that you will be able walk in to any of these stations and drop your knives safely in the bin.  There will be no need to complete any forms or speak to an officer or staff member.

Detective Superintendent Jo Roe, overseeing the op for Humberside Police, said: “Operation Sceptre is a national initiative aimed at reducing knife crime, providing education around the dangers and consequences and encouraging people to hand in knives and blades. 

“We want to rid our streets of as many knives as possible, to keep our communities safe. We will have knife surrender bins located  at a number of police stations, that are easily accessible and provide a safe and secure way for you to dispose of any knives or blades. No questions will be asked at the time of surrender, however the blades may be examined at a later date. 

“The surrender is one of a number of tactics we employ to prevent knives falling into the wrong hands. It’s an initiative that you, the public, can help us with too. The message from us is that every knife handed in is one less that could be used to harm or threaten our communities.  You can help us by participating, or by sharing details of the Operation Sceptre and the surrender, which we will be highlighting throughout the week and on our social media channels.”