Wednesday 15 November 2023

Humberside Police are supporting Operation Sceptre, the national campaign to tackle knife crime.

During this week, 13-19 November 2023, there will be an opportunity to surrender any knives, bladed weapons, and offensive weapons into police stations across the region.

Following legislation, brought in on the 14 July 2021, it is illegal to own certain items including knuckle dusters, zombie knives and throwing stars – even if they are kept at home.

Knife bins will be placed outside of the following stations: Goole, Bridlington, Grimsby, Barton, Pocklington, Clough Road, Osborne Street, Beverley, and Scunthorpe.

Superintendent Jenny Bristow is leading this November’s operation and said: “I want to make it clear to people that there are no questions asked, they can take a knife, or other weapon, to any of the mentioned stations and simply go in and deposit it in the knife bin.  There are no forms to complete, and no one should need to make any record of you being there.

“We just want to get as many unused knives and weapons out of circulation as possible, so that they cannot get into the wrong hands and be used in crime.

“I am also wishing to reassure the public that we do not have an escalating knife problem in our area, but it is vital to raise awareness of the dangers of knife crime, one young life saved through this scheme is worth everything.”