Knife crime went UP after a high-profile amnesty as violence continues to haunt Lancashire

Two teens stand-off during an armed confrontation at Runshaw College in Leyland earlier this year
Two teens stand-off during an armed confrontation at Runshaw College in Leyland earlier this year

Almost 100 knife crimes were reported to police in the two weeks after a high-profile amnesty came to an end.

It means knife crime actually rose after the national Operation Sceptre campaign came to an end, compared to the two weeks before it started.

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