Operation Sceptre weapons sweep
WEST Midlands Police are again attempting to stem the tide of knife crime with another Operation Sceptre initiative in Sutton Coldfield.
Police says that with Covid restrictions in place they can’t involve the community in their work as much as they would like to, but Sutton residents may see officers involved with weapon sweeps where we will be looking for knives hidden in public places.
They will also be:
- Test purchasing – where we will be checking that retailers are being responsible and only selling knives to people of the correct age
- Using knife arches and knife wands to search for weapons
- Having a more significant presence at transport hubs including bus stations
Police say they would normally be talking to children in school about knives and the dangers of knife carrying but we cannot do this at the moment.
However, if you want to take this week as an opportunity to talk to your child about knife crime officers have help and advice on how to have that chat, including what to say on our website.