The people of Cumbria have been helping the police this week by getting involved in Operation Sceptre.

The national campaign returned on Monday, November 13, and aims to reduce knife crime across the country.

Potentially dangerous blades can be removed from the streets by members of the public by anonymously visiting one of several 'amnesty bins' around the county.

These were set up in Barrow, Kendal, Carlisle, Whitehaven and Workington.

Throughout the week, officers have also been going into local schools to educate children on disastrous consequences that can come through knife crime.

Added onto this, the police have been carrying out test purchasing operations to ensure retailers are not selling knives to children.