Operation Sceptre – National Knife Surrender 16-22 September 2019

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Operation Sceptre – National Knife Surrender 16-22 September 2019

Message from Humberside Police:

Surrender your weapons

Humberside Police along with other forces are again next week supporting Operation Sceptre – a national knife crime campaign which aims to reduce the number of people, especially young people, carrying a weapon.

Superintendent Joanne Roe is once again leading Op Sceptre in Humberside Police: “No one needs to be reminded of the dangers of knife crime. We want to do everything we can to remove knifes from the streets of the Humberside Police Force area.

“We are pleased to give our support to this national initiative once again and it give everyone an opportunity to get rid of knives and weapons that could potential cause injury or worse to someone in our area.

“Bins will be at every police station and so anyone can hand over knives safely and anonymously and in turn remove these weapons from our streets.

“In addition to supporting the weapons surrender, our officers will be conducting weapons sweeps, attending local schools as part of the #NoMoreKnives campaign and doing proactive patrols across our area.

“Our message to those who carry a knife or thinking of carrying a knife is that it doesn’t protect you and in fact it makes you more vulnerable and places you in danger of serious harm.

“We want to reassure the public that we do not have an escalating knife problem in our area however it is important that we raise awareness of the dangers of carrying knifes and to prevent anyone else suffering from knife crime.”

“In February we had the magnificent Knife Angel in Hull, each knife on the sculpture was handed in in previous surrenders. The message the angel carries reminds us of the dangers of carrying knives – dozens of names of knife crime victims are engraved on the sculpture, a stark reminder to us all of why we want to rid our streets of knives.”

Knifes and weapons, including other items made or adapted for the sole purpose of causing injury to someone, can be handed in safely, bins are located at all police stations in from 16- 22 September 2019.

https://news.npcc.police.uk/releases/police-forces-encouraged-to-increase-stop-and-search-in-a-week-long-operation-against-knife-crime