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Community information, Bridgnorth

  • Incident number: Op Sceptre
  • Date: 18/09/2018
  • Sender: PCSO 6421 Mal Goddard
  • Business area name: Bridgnorth
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West Mercia Police Launch Knife Surrender campaign on Tuesday 18th September 2018.

Knives and other bladed articles can be surrendered at a number of Police Stations.

In September, Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police are 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.

The aims of the operation are to remove dangerous weapons from the street, reduce knife crime and raise awareness of the dangers and consequences of carrying a knife.

The Warwickshire and West Mercia policing areas do 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.

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.

PCSO 6421 Mal Goddard

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