As part of a nationally run campaign, Operation Sceptre provides a snapshot of the valuable year-round work undertaken across Nottinghamshire by police, partners, and the local community, on tackling the issue of knife crime.
Throughout this week of action, we shine a light on a range of proactive policing and public engagement work being undertaken with a focus on educating people, especially young people, about the consequences of carrying a knife.
2019 Offensive Weapons Act
The updated 2019 Offensive Weapons Act makes it illegal to possess dangerous weapons in private, including knuckledusters, zombie knives, telescopic truncheons, and death star knives.
It is an offence to:
Possess a knife in a public place without good reason - unless it's a knife with a folding blade three inches long (7.62cm) or less, e.g., a Swiss Army knife
Possess a knife while on school, college, or further education premises
Use any knife in a threatening way
Hold or carry a knife for use by someone else
Buy or sell any type of prohibited knives
Sell a knife to anyone under the age of 18
Save a life, bin the knife
Knife amnesty bins locations
Throughout this national week of action, knife amnesty bins have been deposited across our county in the locations listed below, providing the opportunity to dispose of any knives safely and anonymously.
Beeston Police Station – Foster Avenue, NG9 1AB - 8.30am-4.30pm, Monday to Friday
Broxtowe Police Station – Strelley Road, NG8 6LL - 8.30am-4.30pm, Monday to Friday
Bulwell Police Station – Gilead Street, NG6 8NA - unmanned – please ring a phone at the entrance
Byron House – Maid Marian Way, NG1 6HS - 8am-6pm, Monday to Friday
Kirkby-In-Ashfield Police Station - Urban Road, NG17 8DA - 8.30am-4.30pm, Monday to Friday
Mansfield Police Station - Great Central Road, NG18 2HQ - 8am-8pm, Monday to Sunday
Newark Police Station - Queens Road, NG24 1LJ - 10am-6pm, Monday to Friday
Ollerton Police Station – Forest Road, NG22 9QZ - unmanned – please ring a phone at the entrance
Oxclose Lane Police Station - Arnold, NG5 6FZ - 24 hours a day, Monday to Sunday
Radford Road Police Station – Radford Road, NG7 5GX - 8am-8pm, Monday to Sunday
Retford Shared Services, The Square Retford, DN22 6DE - 11.30am-2.45pm, Monday to Friday
St Ann's Police Station – St Ann's Well Road, NG3 3HR - unmanned – please ring a phone at the entrance
Worksop Police Station - Queens Building, Potter Street - Worksop, S80 2AH - 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday
Forever knife amnesty bins
Keen to rid our community of illegal knives, our Forever Amnesty bins, provide members of the public with the chance to dispose of any knives anonymously with no questions asked.
These bins are available year-round and are located at the following police stations:
Mansfield Police Station, NG18 2HQ
Newark Police Station, Newark NG24 1LJ
Oxclose Lane Police Station NG5 6FZ
Radford Road Police Station, NG7 5GX
How can I report knife crime?
We need people to keep giving us information about knife crime in their areas so we can help keep them safe.
We all need to work together to combat knife crime and we'd urge anyone with information on knife crime in their local community to report it.
The VRP is a Nottingham based partnership that brings together specialists from local government, public health, education, policing, and criminal justice to work with communities and the third sector to reduce serious violence by understanding and tackling its underlying causes.
The VRP believe that intervening early to prevent issues emerging is the best way to ensure children, young people, families and communities in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County thrive.
Fearless is a site where you can access non-judgemental information and advice about crime and criminality. What makes this site different is we also provide you with a safe place to give information about crime - 100% anonymously.
HashtagNG is an independent online youth network and resource for young people and their families in Nottingham city and county. It addresses the growing pressure amongst some young people to become involved in violent crime.
The Ben Kinsella Trust is an independent organisation that aims to tackle knife crime through educating young people by hosting workshops and working in collaboration with partner agencies and parents.