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Derbyshire Police to take part in national campaign against knife crime, Operation Sceptre

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This week Derbyshire Police will be supporting Operation Sceptre, the national week of action to tackle knife crime, from Monday 16 May to Sunday 22 May.

Police teams across the county will be joining with our partners, speaking to young people in schools, conducting knife sweeps in public places and holding various events and activities to highlight the dangers of knife crime.

The week will also see a series of knife amnesties across the county.

Derbyshire Constabulary work all year round, in a variety of ways, to tackle the issue of knife crime.

Superintendent Sarah McAughtrie explained: “Derbyshire Constabulary work all year-round, to tackle the issue of knife crime as we understand the serious impact it has on all concerned.

“We want to take every opportunity to warn of the dangers of carrying knives and to take them off the streets.

“Operation Sceptre gives us an opportunity to spotlight that work.”

The knife amnesties across the county will be in the following locations, dates and times:

Monday 16 May

11am – 1pm – Somercotes Village Hall

12midday – 2pm – Norfolk Square, Glossop

2 – 4pm – Arboretum Park, Derby

4 – 5pm – Grove Street car park, Normanton, Derby

5 – 6pm – B&M store car park, Stenson Road, Cavendish, Derby

6 – 7pm – Normanton Park, Derby

Tuesday 17 May

8 – 11am – Buxton Train Station, Buxton

2 – 3pm – High Street, Swadlincote

11am-1pm – Seven Square, Alfreton

12midday – 3pm – Granby Road, Bakewell

3 – 6pm – King Street,  Belper

4 – 6pm – Lidl supermarket, Swarkestone Road, Chellaston.

Wednesday 18 May

11am – 2pm – Hall Leys Park, Matlock

11am – 1pm – Sainsbury’s supermarket, Wreakes Lane, Dronfield

4 – 6pm – Lidl supermarket, Raynesway, Derby

Thursday 19 May

12midday – 3pm – Shawcroft Car Park, Ashbourne

1 – 2pm – Grove Street car park, Normanton, Derby

2 – 3pm – B&M store car park, Stenson Road, Cavendish, Derby

4 – 6pm – Aldi supermarket, Coleman St, Alvaston, Derby

Friday 20 May

1 – 3pm – Heanor Market Place

4 – 6pm – Asda supermarket, Arleston Lane, Sinfin, Derby

4 – 5pm – Tesco supermarket, Clay Cross

5 – 7pm – Hadfield Railway Station carpark, Glossop SK13 2AQ

5.30 – 6.30pm – Sharley park, Clay Cross

7 – 8pm – Holmgate Church, Clay Cross

Superintendent McAughtrie continued: “Of course we understand that these amnesties may not reach those intent on carrying a knife, however if it gets one potential lethal weapon off the streets of Derbyshire it is worth doing.

“Our officers will also be available at these locations to speak to anyone worried about someone they think may be carrying a knife.”

If you know someone who is carrying a knife or other weapon please contact us via the following methods:

Facebook – send us a private message to our Facebook page
Twitter – direct message our contact centre via @DerPolContact
Website – We have several crime reporting tools on our website or use our online contact form
Phone – call us on 101

You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111, or by visiting the Crimestoppers website.

Written by: NDR NEWS

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