DOZENS of knives, including several ornamental daggers, were handed in during a knife amnesty in Banbury. 

Police stations across the county ran the amnesty last month as part of the national Operation Sceptre.

Oxford Mail:

Around 28 knives were collected anonymously in Banbury whilst 45 knives were put in the red bins in Abingdon. 

The crack-down was launched after an increase in knife crime with national figures showing offences are at the highest level this decade.