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200 knives taken off the streets in police operation tackling knife crime


A total of 200 knives have been handed into Warrington Police by members of the public following a week-long campaign tackling knife crime.

Knife surrender bins were set up at various locations around the town, inviting members of the public to hand in knives, with no questions asked.
There were also knife sweeps carried out by officers in local parks and woodlands searching for hidden weapons.

Chief Inspector Neil Drum is pictured above overlooking the 200 knives which were handed in during their week of action on knife crime.
Cheshire police are committed to dealing with knife crime and the issues it causes.
It was part of a national campaign tackling knife crime, called #OpSceptre.
If you have any information of anyone involved in knife crime or possessing offensive weapons you can call 101 or anonymously to crimestoppers on 0800555111.


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