Police in West Cumbria are giving people the chance to hand over potentially harmful blades. 

This is part of Op Spectre, an initiative that Cumbria Constabulary is running across the county. 

A spokesperson said: "This week is #OpSceptre week which gives people the opportunity for potentially dangerous and harmful blades to be removed from our streets by giving people the opportunity to dispose of knives anonymously and safely in amnesty bins at your local Police stations.

"The amnesty boxes are available in Whitehaven and Workington stations.

"Anyone wishing to hand a knife or bladed article in should put them in a box or strong bag. Never attempt to take an uncovered knife or bladed article out in public.

"Members of the public are also advised to go directly to a designated station when handing in such items."