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KNIFE AMNESTY: Hertsmere police supports knife crime week of action 

 Published on: 24th April 2021   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

The Hertsmere Safer Neighbourhood Team will be out and about across the borough during the week ahead to support the county-wide knife amnesty. 

Starting on Monday, April 26, Operation Sceptre aims to reduce knife related crime by asking people to surrender unwanted knives anonymously at Hatfield, Stevenage and Watford police stations, as well as at temporary knife bins at local events across the county. 

The Safer Neighbourhood Teams in Hertsmere will be out all week with the knife bins at several locations.

On Monday, April 26 the teams will be at Tesco, Andrew Close, Shenley – 2pm to 4pm, High Road, Bushey – 12pm to 2pm and Manor Way shops, Borehamwood – 10am to 11.30am.

On Tuesday, April 27 the teams will be at the High Street, Potters Bar – 2pm to 4pm, Watling Street, Radlett – 12pm to 2pm and Leeming Road shops, Borehamwood – 11am to 1pm.

On Wednesday, April 28 the teams will be at Sainsbury, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar – 10am to 12pm, Tesco, Andrew Close, Shenley – 2pm to 4pm and Hartforde Road shops, Borehamwood – 11am to 1pm

On Thursday, April 29 the teams will be at Tesco, Andrew Close, Shenley – 10am to 12pm , High Street, Bushey – 2pm to 4pm and Boulevard Retail Park, Borehamwood – 1pm to 2pm

On Friday, April 30 the teams will be outside Café Nero in Darkes Lane, Potters Bar – 10am to 12pm, at Stables End at the junction with Hilfield Lane, in Patchetts Green – 11am to 2pm and Manor Way shops, Borehamwood – 5pm to 6pm

On Sunday, May 2 the teams will be at the Leeming Road shops, Borehamwood – 3.30pm to 5pm.

Safer Neighbourhood Team Inspector Rachael Robertson said: “We are pleased to support this week of activity in Hertsmere. Knife related crime still remains low in Hertsmere and the county; however, it is important that we continue to do all we can to remove knives and other weapons from the streets. 

“I’d encourage people to join us at one of the events we’re holding, or contact us if they would like a knife collected.”

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