Operation Scepter, National Knife Handover Week, has begun.
Preston Police are urging people to turn in their weapons at any of the knife bins located in Princess Street in Avenham, Kingsfold Community Center in Penwortham and Gamull Lane in Ribbleton.
To start the week of action, the Avenham and Frenchwood Quarters Officer carried out a weapons sweep today (Monday 16th May) at Frenchwood Allotments.
The Princess Street knife box has also been emptied and remains in place.
A Preston Police spokesperson said: ‘We are committed to keeping our communities safe and tackling violent crime is a priority for us.
“We will continue to work 24/7/365 and act on the information.”
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