News Knife amnesty week, and awareness raising week around knife crime and its consequences starts 11th March – 17th March 2019. Sussex Police together with other forces are supporting Operation Sceptre – Starting the 11th March a national knife crime campaign launches which aims to reduce the number of people, especially young people, carrying a weapon. In addition to knife amnesty bins at local Police stations, officers will be attending local schools, making test purchases, performing proactive patrols across the county and having awareness vans, officers and staff in your local town centres for any information, guidance and support.
-Monday we will be in Eastbourne 0900-1100 on Bankers Corner, as well as outside Clarkes Jewellers Lewes 1130-1330 and Uckfield Tesco 1400-1600
-Wednesday in Lewes outside Clarkes Jewellers 1000-1200
-Friday at Tesco Uckfield from 1000 – 1200
Come and see us next week! You can get advice on what to do if you think your child is involved with knives, get business guidance on the selling of knives, and report knife crime, or knife activities directly to us.
Please do not bring knives to our events, please only hand in knives at designated Police stations this week.
We want to reassure the public that we do not have an escalating knife problem here in Sussex however it is essential we keep on top of this issue and that’s what makes our participation in Operation Sceptre so important. One knife is one knife too many.
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Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org