Amnesty bins in Brockenhurst and Totton as part of police knife crime crackdown Operation Sceptre
PEOPLE are being urged to surrender their unwanted blades in special amnesty bins stationed in Brockenhurst and Totton as part of a crackdown on knife crime.
Hampshire police is taking part in national initiative Operation Sceptre, which launched on Monday and runs until Sunday 19th November.
The red bin, nicknamed Chompy by local officers, will be in the main car park off Brookley Road in Brockenhurst on Friday between 6.30pm and 7.30pm. PC Mark Roberts will also be there to answer any questions or queries.
One was already in position outside Totton police station earlier this week.
It will again be in place there and at the town’s Morrisons store, with a PSCO present, on Saturday.
A force spokesperson could not confirm the timings for that day or Sunday, when it will again be at the police station and the local Asda at some point.
A local police Facebook post said: “As part of OP Sceptre week, a national week focussing on knife crime and awareness, we have Chompy, our knife amnesty bin.
“This bin will be in various places over the next few days, so keep an eye out.”