Knives and weapons removed from streets in South Yorkshire crackdown

Officers found this blade in Shiregreen
Officers found this blade in Shiregreen

Knives and other weapons were removed from the streets of South Yorkshire on the first day of a week-long crackdown.

Photographs of some of the weapons seized by officers yesterday have been published by South Yorkshire Police, including an array of blades.

This knife was found in Shiregreen

This knife was found in Shiregreen

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A home-made weapon with a nail protruding from it, which was found 'hidden an a bus stop,' was also found by officers.

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During one operation carried out yesterday, officers removed seven knives from a house in Scawsby, Doncaster, after the blades were ordered online.

This home-made weapon was found hidden at a bus stop in South Yorkshire

This home-made weapon was found hidden at a bus stop in South Yorkshire

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This week's crackdown in South Yorkshire forms part of a nationwide operation - code-named Sceptre - aimed at reducing knife crime, following an increase in offences.

Officers will be involved in both covert and overt operations in a bid to identify those who arm themselves on the streets.

These knives were among seven seized from a house in Scawsby, Doncaster

These knives were among seven seized from a house in Scawsby, Doncaster