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Humberside Police supporting knife crime campaign following weekend stabbings in Grimsby

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Humberside Police supporting knife crime campaign following weekend stabbings in Grimsby

Humberside Police have announced their support of Operation Sceptre, the national campaign to tackle knife crime.

The campaign aims to reduce the number of people – particularly young people – carrying a weapon on their person.

This comes after two stabbings in Grimsby took place over the weekend, with one victim sadly losing his life.

A 27-year-old woman appeared in court today charged with his murder.

Superintendent Marc Adams, who is leading Operation Sceptre in Humberside Police, said: “The dangers of knife crime as a nation remain very real and prevalent.

“This past weekend alone we saw a man in Grimsby lose his life through fatal injuries sustained through the use of a knife and elsewhere locally we have seen a number of recent serious incidents in which knives have played a role and caused some significant injuries.

“We want to reassure the public that we are doing everything they can to tackle crime in our area and it is important that we raise awareness of the dangers of carrying knives and to prevent anyone else suffering from knife crime.

“We want to do everything we can to remove knives from the streets of the Humberside Police Force area and are pleased to give our support to this NPCC campaign once again.

“A weapon’s surrender will again be available with ‘knife bins’ at a number of police stations. The stations with knife ‘bins’ are at Beverley, Bridlington, Clough Road, Goole, Osborne Street, Grimsby and Scunthorpe.

“The previous surrender saw over 50 knives taken off the streets of our area, which is 50 less knives to fall into the hands of the wrong people.

“Our officers will be conducting weapons sweeps and doing proactive patrols across our Force area along with continued educational messages to young people about the dangers of carrying knives.

“Our message to those who carry a knife, or are thinking of carrying a knife, is that it doesn’t protect you and in fact it makes you more vulnerable and can put you in danger of serious harm.”

If you have concerns about someone you know carrying a knife or need to speak to someone about knife crime, call the Humberside Police non-emergency number 101.

If you have information about knife crime and don’t want to speak to the police, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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