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Knife crime in Sussex - pictures show knives and guns seized in zero tolerance police crackdown

Police have been out in force in a crack down on knife crime following high-profile stabbings in the UK.

Sussex Police have been running #OpSceptre, a week-long campaign designed to educate people about the dangers of knife crime and get blades off our streets. Here are some of the nastiest blades seized by officers, as well as pictures of police in action this week:

Rother Police:"Thank you to all the lovely people in Hastings town centre who stopped to listen about #kNOwKnives #OpSceptre"

9. Raising awareness, Hastings

Rother Police:"Thank you to all the lovely people in Hastings town centre who stopped to listen about #kNOwKnives #OpSceptre"
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Crawley Police: "On 6 March, our plain clothes officers intercepted a drug deal in Goffs Park, Southgate, Crawley. A 24-year-old male from London was arrested for drugs offences, a second male was arrested and charged for possession of this knife."

10. Drug deal busted and knife seized, Crawley

Crawley Police: "On 6 March, our plain clothes officers intercepted a drug deal in Goffs Park, Southgate, Crawley. A 24-year-old male from London was arrested for drugs offences, a second male was arrested and charged for possession of this knife."
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Police were out and about in Langley Green and Ifield in an effort to raise awareness about #OpSceptre

11. Officers in the community, Crawley

Police were out and about in Langley Green and Ifield in an effort to raise awareness about #OpSceptre
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PC Grant Freeman: "Currently have two males in custody for possession of this and other offences."

12. Knife seized and two arrested, Hastings

PC Grant Freeman: "Currently have two males in custody for possession of this and other offences."
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