Police reveal haul of weapons handed in, including hundreds of kitchen knives, as week of action continues

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Hunting knives, axes and a revolver were uncovered by police during a national week of action.

Operation Sceptre was launched on Monday so police forces across the country could focus on tackling knife crime.

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Skelmersdale police have now revealed what was found when they emptied knife bins at Tanhouse Community Centre, Evermoor Hub and Skelmersdale Police Station.

They found: four axes, 265 kitchen knives, eight hunting knives, two craft knives, two throwing knives, one knuckle duster, one hammer, three scissors, two daggers, one screwdriver and a revolver.

Officers have also been carrying out high visibility patrols on foot, bikes and in vehicles and knife sweeps were carried out near the Beacon in Up Holland, with searches of parks, fields and woodland.

They also spoke to people about their concerns surrounding knife crime, rural crime and anti-social behaviour.