Over 50 knives were surrendered to North Worcestershire Police as part of a nationwide campaign to tackle knife crime. 

A total of 52 knives were surrendered and the police also executed three warrants and 17 arrests. 

Operation Sceptre was launched on May 16 by the Home Office to raise awareness of knife crime across West Mercia. 

West Mercia Police officers put amnesty bins across the county so people could dispose of unwanted knives safely. 

Chief superintendent Paul Moxley who is the force lead for Operation Sceptre, said: “West Mercia Police is totally committed to reducing the threat of knife crime within our communities and reducing the number of victims of knife crime.

“Operation Sceptre is a national week of action that highlights our work to tackle this crime type. 

"However, it is important to stress that our work continues beyond this week of action and our officers are working every day to reduce the number of knives being carried and the number of people being hurt by them.

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“As always the public has a very important part to play in helping to keep knives off our streets.

"They can help us as extra eyes and ears in our fight against serious violence and knife crime, and by making a report to us you could help save a life.”

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In March, a total of 294 knives were placed in the amnesty box in front of the Knife Angel in Cathedral Square. The statue aimed to encourage people to get rid of unwanted knives they wanted off the streets.

The knife amnesty box was a secure, guarded at all times location throughout the course of the month.

And on March 24, the total was 140 weapons, meaning a further 154 knives were surrendered during the remaining 7 days of the month.

The Knife Angel is constructed out of 100,000 knives, surrendered to constabularies across the country, many of which have been used in acts of violence or as a means of protection.

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Worcester News has contacted to find out how many knives have been collected in Worcester and have not received a response.