A string of knife-crime-related arrests were made in Norfolk last week as part of a national week of action.

Police arrested four people and a further 33 knives were taken off the streets during the knife surrender initiative.

Officers also carried out high visibility patrols targeting those who carry knives and received 13 intelligence reports from members of the public related to bladed weapons.

READ MORE: City cafe owner pleads guilty to GBH after Golden Triangle assault

The force was one of 43 involved in Operation Sceptre, aimed at highlighting the risks that carrying a blade can bring.

Inspector Ian Cox of Norfolk Constabulary said: "While the number of incidents of knife crime is low in Norfolk, we know the devastating effect it has on families and communities.

"Reducing the effects of knife crime and the violence associated with it is a priority for us all year round.

"This dedicated week of action provides another opportunity to work with local communities to educate people about the risks of carrying a blade and preventing knife crime from happening in the first place."