KNUCKLE DUSTERS and swords were among the 156 weapons to be handed in as part of a week-long knife crime crackdown in Warrington.

This week saw Cheshire Police conduct a range of activities to support a national campaign to take knives off the streets and educate people about the risks of carrying bladed weapons.

From Monday to today, Sunday, Operation Sceptre aimed to reduce the impact of knife crime in communities.

One activity was knife surrender boxes, where residents could drop off their unwanted knives to be destroyed, and to prevent them falling into the hands of criminals.

165 knives were handed in to officers – including knuckle dusters and swords.

Other weapons were also seized in raids.

As part of the week of action on knife crime, talks about anti-social behaviour and knife crime in schools were given.

To report any type of crime involving weapons, call Cheshire Police on 101, or 999 in an emergency.

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