Cleveland Police receive 106 weapons during amnesty

A selection of the weapons handed in during Cleveland Police's amnesty Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Machetes, hunting knives and meat cleavers were amongst 106 knives and sharp objects handed in to Cleveland Police during a knife amnesty.

The national amnesty, named Operation Sceptre, was launched by the Metropolitan Police in 2015.

Cleveland Police held this year's amnesty from Monday October 17th, for a week.

Amongst the 106 items that were handed in to police stations across Cleveland were swords, machetes, flick knives, lock knives, hunting knives, meat cleavers, butterfly knives, scissors, kitchen knives and even a BB gun.

Chief Inspector Emily Harrison said:

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, added: