The latest phase of a national anti-knife crime operation will focus on young people.

Police officers across London will perform weapon sweeps and intelligence-led operation to confiscate knife and target repeat offenders as part of the latest part of a national anti-knife crime operation.

The most recent week of the operation, which took place between January 15 and January 21, saw 282 weapons recovered, including 186 knives.

Superintendent Susan Peters from the British Transport Police, who is partnering with City of London Police and Metropolitan Police on the operations, said: "We are supporting the national week of action across the country through community engagement and operations at transport hubs.

"A main focus for us will be talking to people at stations and on trains, particularly young people, as statistics show that people aged 16 to 25 are more likely to be carrying knives.

"We want people travelling on the railway network to feel safe and reassured by the action BTP officers are taking alongside our colleagues in other forces and partner agencies."

Knife bins have been installed around London as part of the operation.

To find a map of the bins or for more information, visit