Inspector Kris Shore, head of Nuneaton and Bedworth Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “The response from the public to this campaign has been extremely encouraging. These are 83 weapons taken out of circulation and no longer able to be used for crime.
“More importantly, the operation has given us the opportunity to have an important conversation with out local community about the dangers of carrying a knife and encouraging them to take a stand against people who choose to take these weapons out with them. If last week’s activity helps save one person falling victim to knife crime it will have been worth it.
“With the Knife Angel arriving in Nuneaton next week we will continue this important conversation through a series of community and education events. Throughout the month the monument is in Nuneaton we will continue to give people the opportunity to surrender their knives to us, no questions asked.”