Police in Cumbria have collected several knives as part of a knife crime operation.

Between November 13 and today (November 19), Eden Neighbourhood Policing Team took part in Operation Sceptre, an operation that aims to fight knife crime.

A spokesperson from Cumbria Constabulary said: "During this week, the team has delivered input to a local school educating them on the dangers of possessing knives and bladed articles.

"On November 16, we carried out a knife test purchasing operation in Penrith town.

"We’re pleased to report that all six businesses who were tested passed and no knives were sold to children under 18.

"We have also allowed the public to dispose of knives anonymously and safely at Hunter Lane police station.

"These items will be disposed of and prevent potentially dangerous and harmful blades from being carried on our streets."