Councillors and police search for discarded weapons in Milton Keynes

    Local councillors have been working with police to clear discarded weapons from Central Milton Keynes.

    Councillors Charlotte Hall, Shazna Muzammil and Keith McLean joined Thames Valley Police last Thursday, to conduct a search for knives and other weapons discarded in and around Campbell Park.

    This exercise of conducting ‘park tidies’ is a key part of Operation Spectre, a national campaign to reduce knife crime in local communities.

    Cllr Charlotte Hall, ward member for Campbell Park and Old Woughton, said: “It was a great opportunity to join and support the local TVP team and colleagues in this National programme, tackling knife crime and antisocial behaviour in our communities this week.

    "This was one operation that ‘show cases’ the many varied and impactful ways in which policing is working to reduce knife crime and tackling violence across MK and nationally all year round. I look forward to seeing what more I can do here as a Councillor to actively support our communities in Campbell Park and Old Woughton Ward and to Make a Safer MK”

    Cllr Keith McLean, ward member for Olney and chair of the TVP Police and Crime Panel, added: “Good to be in Campbell Park supporting TVP’s police and community support officers searching for bladed items and evidence of other crimes, particularly drug use. Spending time with officers allows us to gain an insight into the challenges they face daily, as well as us sharing some thoughts with them.”

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