Last chance for people in Hartlepool to surrender knives as part of amnesty

Police in Hartlepool have called on people to surrender their knives as a national amnesty comes to an end.

Monday, 8th May 2017, 12:16 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th May 2017, 4:22 pm
Knives can be handed in at Hartlepool Police Station.
Knives can be handed in at Hartlepool Police Station.

Cleveland Police have supported the knife amnesty under the name Operation Sceptre, as the force tackles knife crime.

Today is the last day people can surrender their knives and sharp objects at Hartlepool Police Station, on Avenue Road.

The national campaign started last Tuesday and will end at 8pm tonight.

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A spokesman for Cleveland Police said: "Those with objects to surrender can put them in the knife bins available at the four main police stations at Middlesbrough, Kirkleatham, Stockton or Hartlepool between 8am and 8pm.

"Once items are surrendered they will be safely disposed of.

"If you have information about knife crime please contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."