Operation Sceptre Is Back For September

Operation Sceptre Is Back For September

Tuesday 25th Feb 2020

Help us remove knives and blades from our streets by surrendering them at our stations.

From Monday 16th September until Sunday 22nd September, specialist knife surrender bins will be placed in Newport Central, Monmouth, Blackwood, Ebbw Vale and Cwmbran stations.

Superintendent Glyn Fernquest said, “Crimes involving knives are rare in Gwent, but by taking part in this national campaign, we hope it will demonstrate the positive action we are taking to prevent offences by removing weapon before any harm is caused.

“Now is your chance to give up the blade, or tell us anonymously where it is. You will not be prosecuted and you could save a life.

“One weapon off the streets is one less that can be used to harm or threaten our communities. We will use all of the powers and information available to us to locate this criminality and put a stop to it.”

Please ensure the blade is wrapped before depositing it by using cardboard, bubble wrap or something similar.

As well as the knife surrender, officers will also be increasing the use of their stop and search powers by actively stopping and targeting those acting suspiciously on our streets.

If you have information about anyone carrying or using knives, please contact us by calling 101, direct messaging us on Facebook or Twitter.  If you’d like to stay anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.  Remember, in an emergency, always dial 999.