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Operation Sceptre

Dear Resident,


Last week was Operation Sceptre.


This was a national week of action targeting knife related crime.


Officers conducted knife sweeps on several areas including Coombe Park in Oadby and Blaby Road Park in South Wigston. Officers checked for knives and weapons that might have been concealed in the undergrowth and hedges. We are pleased to report that no knives or weapons were found during the searches.



Officers attended several schools to speak to children on the dangers and consequences of carrying knives.


Targeted patrols in hotspot areas where knife crime has been reported have also been conducted across the Oadby, Wigston and South Wigston beats.



Carrying a knife can have devastating consequences. If you choose to carry a knife in a public place or onto school premises, this could land you in prison if convicted. If you are present when someone is injured or killed by a knife, you too could be prosecuted.


Remember you are more likely to become a victim of knife crime if you carry a knife.


We would like to take the opportunity to remind you that there is an amnesty bin at Wigston Police Station where you can safely dispose of knives anonymously. Please do check police station opening times before making a journey.



Visit: Knife crime advice & support | LiveSafe or #LivesNotKnives - Anti-knife campaign | Leicestershire Police (leics.police.uk) for more information on knife crime.


#WeDontCarry #LivesNotKnives #LiveSafe #OpSceptre


You can follow us on social media: Oadby and Wigston Police | Facebook and Oadby and Wigston Police (@LPOadbyWigston) / Twitter


Many thanks

Your Local Beat Teams 


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Catherine Swanwick
(Leicestershire Police, PC 168, Harborough and Wigston)

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