19 arrests made in Milton Keynes during Operation Sceptre
Thames Valley Police confirms 19 arrests were made during this week of action.
Thames Valley Police confirms 19 arrests were made during Operation Sceptre in Milton Keynes.
Operation Sceptre was enforced across the Thames Valley from April 26 to May 1, as police officers completed a series of schemes designed to prevent knife crime.
Projects included placing amnesty bins outside of police stations across the region, including Milton Keynes. A series of sweeps were conducted to try and discover knives and other bladed objects were conducted throughout the week. During one of these sweeps a 10-inch bladed weapon was uncovered by police in the Hodge Lea area.
In total, 250 knives were claimed throughout the Thames Valley, 120 of those were seized in Buckinghamshire.
Now a spokesperson for the Thames Valley Police has revealed 19 arrests were made during the week of action. Officers stopped and searched 59 different people and had reason to arrest 19 offenders.
Of the 19 culprits 16 were dealt with immediately by the police, being handed out of court disposals including fixed penalty notices, or community resolutions for drug diversion and education schemes.
Of the 19 arrested, three were in possession of knives or other bladed weapons, a further offender was carrying a different offensive weapon. The remaining offences were drug related, including possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, possession with intent to supply Class B drugs and possession of Class A and B drugs.
Police officers also completed school visits showing their newly designed PC Ben storybook.