Humberside force joins national campaign to tackle knife crime
Humberside Police is supporting Operation Sceptre – a national campaign to tackle knife crime.
Officers are appealing for people to hand in knives and weapons at stations across the region.
The initiative runs until Sunday, May 2.
Stations with secure knife bins are at Beverley, Bridlington, Clough Road, Goole, Osborne Street, Grimsby, Scunthorpe.
Superintendent Marc Adams, who is leading Operation Sceptre in this area, said: “The dangers of knife crime as a nation remain very real and prevalent.
“We want to reassure the public that we are doing everything they can to tackle crime in our area and it is important that we raise awareness of the dangers of carrying knives and to prevent anyone else suffering from knife crime.
“We want to do everything we can to remove knives from the streets of the Humberside Police Force area and are pleased to give our support to this NPCC campaign once again.
“The previous surrender saw over 50 knives taken off the streets of our area, which is 50 less knives to fall into the hands of the wrong people.
“Our officers will be conducting weapons sweeps and doing proactive patrols across our force area along with continued educational messages to young people about the dangers of carrying knives.
“Our message to those who carry a knife, or are thinking of carrying a knife, is that it doesn’t protect you and in fact it makes you more vulnerable and can put you in danger of serious harm.”
If you have concerns about someone you know carrying a knife or need to speak to someone about knife crime call our non-emergency number 101.