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Cleveland Police knife amnesty yields scissors and a gun

Knife amnesty Image copyright Cleveland Police
Image caption More than 100 objects were handed in during the week-long campaign

Scissors, swords and a meat cleaver were among the items given up to Cleveland Police during a knife amnesty.

The week-long campaign encouraged people to hand in sharp objects at police stations around the region.

It yielded 106 items, which also included machetes, flick knives, butterfly knives, a carving fork and a BB gun.

The force said it was extremely pleased with the result.

Ch Insp Emily Harrison said: "It means that there are far fewer potentially dangerous objects on the streets of Cleveland now that these items have been handed in."

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