Hertsmere events to support countywide knife amnesty
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The Safer Neighbourhood Teams in Hertsmere will be supporting the national knife crime week of action, offering residents the opportunity to surrender unwanted knives
Operation Sceptre, a national knife crime initiative, runs from Monday 14 November to Sunday 20 November.
During the week local officers will be holding a series of events across the borough to provide opportunities to raise awareness of the dangers of carrying knives and surrender unwanted bladed items. They will be at the following locations:
Monday 14 November
10am to 12pm - Harcourt Road shops, Bushey
2pm to 4pm - Leeming Road, Borehamwood
Tuesday 15 November
10am to 12pm - Co-Op, High Street, Potters Bar
2pm to 4pm - Hartforde Road shops, Borehamwood
Wednesday 16 November
10am to 12pm – Tesco, Shenley Road, Borehamwood
2pm to 4pm - Tesco Superstore, Mutton Lane, Potters Bar
Thursday 17 November
10am to 12pm – Sainsburys, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar
2pm to 4pm - Manor Way shops, Borehamwood
Friday 18 November
10am to 12pm – High Road shops, Bushey Heath
2pm to 4pm - Boulevard shops, Borehamwood
Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeant, Matt Cann said: “If you have a knife in your possession that you do not want or should not have, do come along to the events and dispose of them safely in the knife bins.
“Taking part in Op Sceptre is just one of the ways we work to tackle knife crime in Hertsmere. We work with our partners in the Hertsmere Community Safety Partnership to raise awareness with young people in schools, provide diversionary activities for young people and work with businesses to ensure they are not selling these dangerous items to children.”
If you are concerned or have information about someone carrying knives or are aware of anyone involved in knife crime you can report this by calling the Hertfordshire Constabulary non-emergency number 101.