Metropolitan Police’s Operation Sceptre targets knife crime in Suffolk
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.