NIGHTMARE FIND DURING KNIFE AMNESTY
‘KNIFE GLOVE’ HANDED IN TO POLICE BIN LOOKS LIKE FREDDY KRUEGER WEAPON
A FREDDY Krueger-style glove has been handed in to Uxbridge Police station’s knife bin as part of a knife amnesty .
The terrifying-looking metal glove has four sharp, curved knives attached to each finger and appears to be inspired by the glove worn by the horror movie murderer in Nightmare on Elm Street.
The shocking weapon was dropped into a knife bin at Uxbridge police station in Warwick Place.
West Drayton Police tweeted “There are knives and then there is this. Safely dropped off anonymously in the knife bin in Uxbridge Police Station. #noknives”.
The bins play a role in Metropolitan Police’s Operation Sceptre, which was launched in 2015 to tackle knife crime on London’s streets.
As well as carrying knife sweeps and using intelligence-led stop and search procedures, the operation seeks to educate young people in particular about the realities of knife crime.
The Met Police launched Operation Sceptre in July 2015 with the aim of reducing knife crime and the number of fatalities affected by knife crime across London.
The launch was designed to coincide with new legislation that means that those convicted of carrying a knife for the second time will face a mandatory custodial sentence.
The drive has resulted in more than 500 arrests and 400 weapons have been taken off the streets in the latest phase alone.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police previously said: “Operation Sceptre seeks to target not only those who carry and use knives, but also the supply, access and importation of weapons.
“In an effort to take knives off the streets we are working with Word 4 Weapons – a charity that has 30 knife surrender bins located at various sites across London. There are also bins available at a number of police stations.
“If you have information about anyone carrying or using knives please tell us about it online, contact your local police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always dial 999.”
A map showing the location of the bins is available on the Met Police website .
The ‘glove’ has sharp, curved knives attached to each finger
The knife glove (above left and below) appears to be inspired by one used by horror movie villain Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street
Robert Englund, who played Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street films, pictured outside the Odeon Leicester Square in 1992
The knife glove was handed into the knife bin at Hillingdon Police Station in Uxbridge