THESE grisly knives were among the 83 items left at Hereford police station by the end of an amnesty campaign.

The collection comprises six blades that appear to be reproductions of Oriental ceremonial-style swords.

The Operation Sceptre amnesty was part of a national crackdown on knife crime.

Police throughout the country carried out weapon sweeps and gave people the opportunity to dispose of knives in amnesty bins like the one at Hereford.

Forces have also been working with schools to discourage young people from carrying knives.