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Metropolitan Police’s Operation Sceptre targets knife crime in Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 23:10 29 February 2016 | UPDATED: 23:10 29 February 2016

An operation to target knife crime and those carrying knives took place across Suffolk between February 8 and 14.

Operation Sceptre is part of an ongoing Metropolitan Police initiative but involved some action in Suffolk last month.

A weapons sweep took place in the Jubilee Park area of Ipswich with two knives being found secreted in the area.

Fifteen knives were recovered from a sharps bin and another four knives were recovered during a second sweep on February 11.

During the operation police across the country conducted high visibility patrols in places where intelligence suggested that people may be carrying or using knives illegally.

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