Monday 14 November 2022
BEVERLEY police station will be joining the Operation Sceptre national campaign from today in a bid to tackle knife crime. Bins will be placed at the station for the surrender of any knives, bladed weapons and other offensive weapons, such as knuckle dusters and throwing stars.
The bins will remain until Sunday, with Beverley being just one of a number of police stations throughout the Humberside Force area to take part. Supt Lee Edwards, who’s leading the operation, told Beverley FM: “We just want to get as many unused knives out of circulation so that they cannot get into the wrong hands and be used in crime.”
He said officers will also be conducting weapon sweeps throughout the area, with proactive patrols attending local schools and colleges to speak about the dangers of carrying knives.
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