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Police hail knife amnesty success

More than 200 knives were handed to Humberside police during the recent Operation Sceptre knife amnesty. 

Humberside took part in the national campaign and put sealed bins at seven police stations across the Force area, including Beverley.

The bins were in place for a week, from Monday, February 12 to Sunday, February 18,  and during that time people were able to  hand in knives without having to answer any questions or leave any details. The blades collected ranged from small knives to Samurai swords.

Chief Inspector Paul Butler, who oversaw the local amnesty, said: “It’s great that so many people made the decision to bring their knives in, so that they can be disposed of safely.

“This campaign was about getting as many knives off our streets as possible, preventing them from being used to harm or threaten our communities.”