Cutting knife crime in Sutton Coldfield

Weapon found as police launch Operation Sceptre

Police in Sutton Coldfield have recovered a knife from the town’s railway station as part of a week-long campaign.

Knife crime is a serious issue in many parts of the country and has tragic consequences and creates too many victims.

West Midlands Police are conducting Operation Sceptre and the week long campaign will see officers conducting weapon sweeps, knife arch operations , and extra high visibility patrols.

They have been working alongside colleagues from the British Transport. The knife was recovered on Monday morning by neighbourhood team officers from Sutton Coldfield who say the knife taken off the street will help make journeys safer.

Police are urging the public to play their part and remain vigilant and made the following appeal:

  • If you see ,or suspect some one has a knife then call 999.
  • If you find a knife, make a note of its location and report this immediately.
  • If you think some one you know may be considering getting involved with knife crime, or has contacts with those that are then report this to the police or visit: http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org 

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111

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