OPERATION SCEPTRE - MONDAY 26 APRIL TO SUNDAY 2 MAY - Aimed to reduce the impact of knife crime including amnesty box

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Information sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary

Operation Sceptre - Monday 26 April to Sunday 2 May

Here at CONGLETON POLICE STATION we will have a knife/blade amnesty box where you can hand in your knife without any repercussions.

Operation Sceptre aims to reduce the impact of knife crime in communities.
Cheshire Constabulary has numerous plans in place in support of a national campaign to take knives off the streets and educate people about the dangers of carrying weapons.

The force’s considerable ongoing efforts in this regard will be heightened by enforcement and engagement initiatives held in Cheshire during the national week of action.
These include:
• Community weapons sweeps
• Stop and search operations
• Warrants being executed in related to knife crime
• Intelligence-led action against habitual knife carriers
• Test purchase operations
• Engagement events working alongside partner agencies such as community groups, housing associations and Trading Standards to educate Cheshire residents about the laws surrounding buying and carrying knives
• Visiting education establishments to talk to young people about the potentially fatal consequences of carrying weapons
• Speaking to retailers that sell knives about security and the national Challenge 25 policy
• Facilitating more bleeding control kits being in place at community venues across Cheshire (the kits contain equipment and instructions that enable members of the public to prevent knife crime victims from bleeding to death).

It is illegal to sell a knife to anyone under the age of 18, and anyone found carrying a knife in public, without a reasonable excuse, faces a prison sentence.

To report any type of crime involving weapons, call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, or 999 in an emergency.
Information can also be passed to the force online via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report" target="_blank">https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report
Anyone who knows someone that carries a knife can report it to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
or via https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously" target="_blank">https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously

#OperationSceptre #CongletonPolice

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Jeanette Carter (Cheshire Police, Crewe LPU, Odd Rode PCSO)
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