Police in Milton Keynes join national campaign to tackle knife crime

Milton Keynes police are joining in a national week long campaign to tackle knife crime in the area.

Thames Valley Police is joining police forces across the country by taking part in Operation Sceptre, a national week of action designed to challenge and reduce the threat of knife crime across the Thames Valley.

The knife amnesty will run next week between 15th November and 21st November, during which police would like to remind members of the public that they can safely and anonymously dispose of any type of knife or bladed article.

Milton Keynes police have kicked off the anti-knife crime action week by taking to social media to thank a member of the public for reporting a found knife.

The post read: "We would like to thank the member of public who was out walking her dog today, when she noticed a knife sticking in the ground by the Great Linford village pond. She called 101 and the knife was collected by PCSOs."

The aims of the operation are to remove dangerous weapons from the streets, reduce knife crime and raise awareness of the dangers and consequences of carrying a knife.

A permanent knife amnesty bin can be found at Milton Keynes police station. The bins allow people to safely dispose of knives or blades without receiving punishment.

TVP police said: "Knives ruin lives. Stop and think about the knives you own and use."

If you have any information about the possession of knives or criminal activity relating to this type of crime, please report online via our website or call 101.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.