Aylesbury and Milton Keynes among places chosen by police for 'week of action' against knife crime

Forces in the region will be using new measures in an attempt to combat knife crime across the Thames Valley.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 2:57 pm
Updated Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 2:58 pm

Operation Spectre, will run next week, starting on Monday April 26 to Sunday May 2.

The scheme will see knife amnesty bins placed outside police stations across the country.

Thames Valley Police confirms Aylesbury, High Wycombe and Milton Keynes will all have knife collection bins outside its stations.

Knives and bladed weapons amnesty bins set to be rolled out next week

Abingdon, Banbury and Oxford's police stations will also have amnesty bins on site, the same scheme is running in Loddon Valley, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading and Slough.

Bladed weapons and knives can be placed in these bins anonymously, from there the authorities will safely dispose of them.

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.

Thames Valley Police reiterated that knife crime was a priority for the organisation in February. Releasing a statement addressing concerns raised by five unconnected fatalities involving bladed weapons.

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.