Operation Sceptre: The scheme aiming to tackle knife crime

By Lucy Stoyles

Knife Amnesty Week is underway as police around the UK raise awareness of knife crime using Operation Sceptre.

Operation Sceptre is a national campaign, created by the police, taking place twice a year in the hope of helping prevent knife crimes.

It was launched for the first time on July 15 2015, aiming to raise awareness among the public and make the community safer for everyone.

This week is Knife Amnesty Week, which police around the UK are using to develop Operation Sceptre.

They have been going to various areas of the community, including Eastbourne, Hastings and Bexhill, speaking with the public, answering questions and promoting the knife bins placed outside every police station in the country.

Operation Sceptre only runs twice a year, but the police work all year round to constantly try to prevent knife crimes.

If you feel unsafe or uncomfortable within your community or you are seeing someone suspicious carrying a knife, then contact 999 immediately.

Other helplines include Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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