KNIFE CRIME WEEK: Police seize dozens of weapons in Maidstone
Thursday 29th April 2021
DOZENS of knives have been taken off the streets this week in Maidstone.
Police have been running Operation Sceptre since April 26. The initiative aims to prevent and detect weapons being carried in public spaces.
Detective Superintendent Shaun White said: "Operation Sceptre is a national campaign which takes place twice a year.
"With lockdown restrictions further easing and the weather getting warmer, more and more people will be visiting our towns, parks and other public places, so this week of action will give us the opportunity to build on existing activity and enforcement."
- COURT: Council takes first step towards clearing up Embankments restaurant
- 999: Paramedic recognised for more than 37 years' service
- LATEST: Business 'booming' for local restaurants
- LATEST: Plan to open all Kent libraries
- KINGS HILL: New leaders shake up troubled parish council
- MP HELEN WHATELY: Call to extend power to stop illegal lorry parking
- CAPTAIN PETER TOWNSEND: Royal lover's medals sold
- WARNING: Alarming reports of toxic hogweed in Maidstone