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Op Sceptre

Alert message sent 07/03/2019 10:21:00

Information sent on behalf of Sussex Police

Thursday 7th March 2019

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Operation Sceptre
Operation Sceptre is the national police response to help reduce knife crime in the UK, Sussex Police are taking part in this Operation with a number of events being held in local in local communities. 

We will be having amnesty bins located at every police station within Sussex, this means that people can walk in and place their knifes in the bins with no questions asked.

We also have a number of events taking place in and around the local area, this include our youth prevention officers attending schools and colleges to raise awareness to student, giving them information about knife crime. (You're 20% more likely to be injured or killed if you carry a knife, most likely these injuries will be caused by your own knife)

Our events are: 
Tuesday 12th march: 
  • 10am till 11am at Hastings Train Station
  • 11am till 1pm Hastings Town (outside Debenhams) 
Thursday 14th March:
  • Rye Market 10am till 1pm 
For more information on this campaign please follow to local social media accounts & search for the below hashtags 
#BinTheKnife  #StopKnifeCrime  #OpSceptre

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