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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:

A youth was stopped and found to be in possession of a knife by Hastings police. The male was believed to be in possession of drugs so was searched, officers said.

1. Knife seized from youth, Hastings Police

A youth was stopped and found to be in possession of a knife by Hastings police. The male was believed to be in possession of drugs so was searched, officers said.
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Eastbourne police explain what #OpSceptre is all about
Eastbourne police explain what #OpSceptre is all about
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Sussex Police are warning people that they can be jailed even if they don't carry a knife, under the joint enterprise law

3. 'I wasn't even carrying a knife'

Sussex Police are warning people that they can be jailed even if they don't carry a knife, under the joint enterprise law
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Dozens of weapons were recovered from a property in Petworth on Tuesday, according to Sussex Police. The huge cache appears to contain an assault rifle and several large blades

4. Guns and knives seized, Petworth

Dozens of weapons were recovered from a property in Petworth on Tuesday, according to Sussex Police. The huge cache appears to contain an assault rifle and several large blades
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