Posted on Thursday 13 May 2021
Forty knives were handed in during amnesty
Dozens of knives have been handed in as part of a week-long campaign to get dangerous weapons off the streets.
A total of 40 weapons were left at knife bins installed at Durham, Darlington, Peterlee and Bishop Auckland police stations.
Operation Sceptre aims to reduce the number of bladed articles that might otherwise be used in crime.
Durham Constabulary has one of the lowest levels of knife crime in the country and the force is committed to protecting our communities by tackling high-harm crime.
A spokesman for Durham Constabulary said: “Knife crime can have a devastating impact on communities and we are doing all we can to remove weapons from our streets, target those carrying knives and prevent young people being drawn into violence.
“We want our communities to feel safe and prevent these incidents from happening in the first place."