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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."