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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:

Horsham police confirmed they'd taken this nasty knife off the streets this week. With a six-inch serrated blade, this weapon could have caused some serious injury

5. Knife seized, Horsham

Horsham police confirmed they'd taken this nasty knife off the streets this week. With a six-inch serrated blade, this weapon could have caused some serious injury
Picture: Horsham Police
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PCs Jan and Claire went to Longhill High School in Brighton to raise knife crime awareness among year nine students
PCs Jan and Claire went to Longhill High School in Brighton to raise knife crime awareness among year nine students
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PC Grant Freeman reported that a knife had been seized in Hastings as #OpSceptre continues

7. Knife seized, Hastings

PC Grant Freeman reported that a knife had been seized in Hastings as #OpSceptre continues
Picture: PC Grant Freeman/Sussex Police
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Officers visit Hove Park School to talk about the dangers of knife crime

8. Police visit school, Hove

Officers visit Hove Park School to talk about the dangers of knife crime
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