KNIFE Amnesty bins will be made available throughout Wrexham and Flintshire next week as part of North Wales Police's Operation Sceptre.

Police forces are ramping up their efforts to tackle knife crime with a week-long nationwide crackdown.

Operation Sceptre will see officers carry out weapon sweeps and give people the opportunity to dispose of knives in amnesty bins across the country.

This will take place between Monday, November 15 and Sunday, November 21.

Knife Amnesty bins will be available in:

  • Llay
  • Mold
  • Wrexham Town
  • Deeside

A statement from North Wales Police read: "Knife crime includes any crime that involves the use of a sharpened weapon or blade.

"It is illegal to sell or buy a knife to anyone who is under 18yrs old. Carrying a weapon to protect yourself is still a crime in the eyes of the law and in fact you are much more likely to become a victim of knife crime if you carry."