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Operation Sceptre - Knife Amnesty 16th-23rd October 2020

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Operation Sceptre - Knife Amnesty

From Friday 16th October Humberside Police are calling on the public to hand in knives and weapons as part of a Force wide campaign to stamp out knife crime.

Operation Sceptre will see knife bins being placed in police stations across the area, providing a place for members of the public to get rid of any knives or weapons that could potentially be used to seriously injure or kill someone.
Whilst we don’t have an escalating problem with knife crime in this area, we have seen a number of incidents across the force area involving Knives and weapons. No one needs to be reminded of the potential dangers and we want to do everything we can to remove knifes from our streets.

Amnesty Bins will be at main police stations between October 16th and 23rd,  so anyone can hand over knives safely and anonymously. During this period, any member of the public will be able to walk in to a participating station to deposit knives without the need to complete any forms or speak to an officer or staff member. Sealed knife bins will be located at Beverley, Bridlington, Goole, Grimsby, Hessle Road, Osborne Street and Scunthorpe Police Stations.

During the period of the operation Humberside Police will not initiate proceedings in respect of the an offensive weapon to which Section 1 of the Prevention of Crime Act 1953 applies, an article with a blade or point to which Sections 139 and 139A of the Criminal Justice Act 1953 applies, against those surrendering weapons.

The amnesty will only apply to the possession of knives and offensive weapons for those who are actually in the act of surrendering them at the time of the operation.

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Lawrence Grant (Police, PC, Community Beat Manager Brigg and Wolds)

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