One hundred and ninety-nine knives were handed in in Buckinghamshire as part of Operation Spectre, a campaign by Thames Valley Police in support of National Crime week.
This year’s National Crime Week run from Monday 16 September to Sunday 22. Knife bins were placed at 16 police station across the Thames Valley to prevent unwanted knives from finding their way onto the streets.
Superintendent Stan Gilmour, the officer responsible for coordinating Operation Sceptre at Thames Valley Police, said: “This week of action has been a success and I am pleased that more knives and bladed articles have now been taken off our streets.
“In the near future we plan to introduce permanent knife bins at some of our police stations, so knives can be handed in and safely disposed of all year round.
“Thank you to members of the public, partners and volunteers for supporting this campaign so positively. Tackling violent crime and the exploitation of young people remains a priority for Thames Valley Police and we will continue to work collaboratively to safeguard our communities.”