Knife crime crackdown hailed a success by police - The Leamington Observer

Knife crime crackdown hailed a success by police

A KNIFE crime crackdown in Warwickshire has been hailed a success.

Warwickshire Police took part in the recent national Operation Sceptre week of action.

It saw the safe disposal of 175 knives handed in at surrender bins in the county.

Officers also made two arrests in targeted stop and search operations and conducted ten weapons sweeps at parks and on waste ground across Warwickshire.

They also spoke to shopkeepers, reminding them it was illegal to sell knives and bladed objects to under 18s, and also visited schools, colleges and community groups and clubs to further highlight the dangers of knife crime.

Supt Lee Kemp said: “The proactive policing of our Safer Neighbourhood Teams as part of Operation Sceptre, has once again yielded positive results.

“Tackling knife crime is an ongoing priority for Warwickshire Police, and this intensification week gives a snapshot of the educational and enforcement activity that officers undertake together with partners and the community all year round.

“It takes just one knife in the wrong hands to cause devastation to a family. We rely on continued support from the public to come forward with information that can assist our investigations or prevent a potential tragedy.”

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