More than 100 knives and other bladed weapons have been handed in to Bucks police stations as part of an amnesty in the county.

Knife amnesty bins were placed in 11 police stations across the Thames Valley, including High Wycombe and Aylesbury, in a bid to encourage people to hand in their weapons and reduce the threat of knife crime as part of Operation Sceptre.

Bucks residents handed in 120 unwanted knives and other bladed articles between April 26 and May 2 to prevent them from finding their way back onto the streets.

The county saw the highest number of weapons being handed in, with 96 in Berkshire and 44 in Oxfordshire.

Assistant Chief Constable Christian Bunt, force lead for Operation Sceptre, said: “Thames Valley Police is wholly committed to reducing the threat of knife crime within our communities.

“Operation Sceptre is a national week of action that highlights our work to tackle this crime type, however it is important to stress that our work continues beyond this week of action.

“The public have an important part to play also in helping to keep knives off our streets. They can help us as additional eyes and ears in our fight against serious violence and knife crime. By making a report to us you could help save a life.”

If you are worried that someone you know is using violence or is carrying a knife, you can report it on TVP’s website, call 101 or dial 999 in an emergency if there is an immediate danger to life.