DOZENS of knives have been handed into Bolton Police Station as part of knife amnesty programme to tackle crime on the town's streets.

Images shared by officers showed heaps of nasty looking weapons handed in to the station, including Samurai swords, Kukris, wire cutters and kitchen knives.

The weapons were surrendered during Operation Sceptre ­— a week-long anonymous amnesty running across Bolton and all 10 Greater Manchester boroughs.

This week police officers, a former prison guard and his two dogs also visited schools around the town to warn pupils about the dangers and consequences of knife crime as part of the operation.

The Actions Have Consequences workshop aimed to push back against recent trends of youngsters being involved in violent crime, anti-social behaviour, and drug use.

During the visit ex-prison guard Paul McGovern showed the youngsters some of the vicious-looking knives he has come across during his time as a guard in the hope it would shock them away from using weapons.

Operation Sceptre and the amnesty bins are also feeding in to the Save A Life ­— Surrender Your Knife campaign.

The nationwide project aims to raise awareness of the devastating impacts of knife crime on individuals and their families.

Campaigners are calling for as many knives as possible to be surrendered at the bins located in towns and cities around the country ­— including at Bolton Police Station.

Knives are surrendered anonymously and no details of those handing them in, including names, are taken, and there no CCTV cameras filming.

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