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Surrender Your Knife Campaign to launch

In September, West Mercia Police is supporting the national on-going knife surrender campaign, Operation Sceptre.

The campaign will run for one week starting on Tuesday the 18th of September 2018.

A spokesman said: “The aims of the operation is to remove dangerous weapons from the street, reduce knife crime and raise awareness of the dangers and consequences of carrying a knife.

“The West Mercia policing area does not have a big knife crime problem but we have seen the impact knife crime can have on victims and their families and the wider community.”

Knife surrender bins will be located at the following police stations:

Hereford, Kidderminster, Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Telford, Redditch, Rugby, Shrewsbury, Stratford-upon-Avon, Worcester

Anyone can use one of these bins to anonymously surrender a knife or other bladed item.

He added: “This is a surrender campaign as opposed to an amnesty, as there will be no immunity from prosecution should information come to light that one of the surrendered weapons may have been used in the commission of an offence.

You you can contact CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 if you wish to pass information and remain anonymous.

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