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Thames Valley Police takes part in national knife amnesty

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 between Monday 26 April and Sunday 2 May, during which members of the public will be able to safely and anonymously dispose of any type of knife or bladed article.


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.


Knife amnesty bins have been placed at the following police stations:


BUCKINGHAMSHIRE:

Aylesbury,

High Wycombe,

Milton Keynes


OXFORDSHIRE:

Abingdon,

Banbury,

Oxford


BERKSHIRE:

Loddon Valley,

Maidenhead,

Newbury,

Reading,

Slough


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.

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