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Success for Bridlington Knife Amnesty

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Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 6:03pm 14th March 2019. (Updated at 6:05pm 14th March 2019)

Dozens of knives have been handed in to knife bins in the East Riding during the first few days of Operation Sceptre.

Operation Sceptre is a national knife crime campaign which aims to reduce the number of people, especially young people, carrying a weapon.

Leading the operation for Humberside Police is Superintendent Joanne Roe, she said

“I am really pleased with the number of knives that have been handed in so far. 

In some cases these knives are held as souvenirs and owners want to have them destroyed so they don’t get into the wrong hands.  I want anyone who has this type of weapon to bring them to their nearest station and let us destroy them.

Some of the bins are getting quite full now and our ongoing work across the force in seizing knives during drugs warrants and arrests is bringing in some very dangerous looking weapons."

Knives and weapons, including other items made or adapted for the sole purpose of causing injury to someone, can be handed in throughout this week. The bins will remain at the police stations, including Bridlington, until Sunday 17 March.



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bob 36, on 14th March 2019 10:51pm
Most under 18s live at home with a kitchen, and in there: There will be a "knife drawer" ! They do not need to buy them!

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