HEREFORD police have unveiled a fearsome haul of weapons, including a machete and gun, handed in to them.

They were surrendered for destruction to officers at the city’s police station earlier today (November 24).

The haul included a crossbow, sword, machete, and gun.

Police have been raising awareness this month as a part of Operation Sceptre – a week-long national campaign aimed at tackling knife crime to allow for safer streets.

A part of the campaign includes community weapons sweeps to ensure parks and public spaces are safe and encouraging people to hand over weapons to prevent future crimes from taking place.

Find out more about Operation Sceptre here.