The Metropolitan Police has launched phase six of its week-long operation targeting knife crime.
Operation Sceptre which runs from Monday (October 17) to Sunday (October 23) has so far led to 55 knives and offensive weapons taken off the streets and more than 60 arrests.
As part of the week of targeted action which includes weapon sweeps and intelligence-led stop and search operations, dozens of surrender bins have been put out across London where people can drop in the dangerous weapons.
The Met is working with Words 4 Weapons, a charity which has 27 knife surrender bins across the capital, with around half a dozen in parts of west London.
In addition to this the Met has placed a further 24 knife bins outside police stations including:
Hounslow Police Station
Hayes Police Station
South Harrow Police Station
Acton Police Station
Notting Hill Police Station
Belgravia Police Station
Twickenham Police Station
In west London, so far this month one murder investigation was launched following the fatal stabbing of a teenager in Wembley on Saturday (October 15). There have also been three other knife attacks including a man stabbed in the stomach in Hounslow on October 6 and less than 24 hours later another man was robbed and stabbed near the Treaty Centre in Hounslow.
This was followed by another knife attack in Ealing on October 9.
Detective Chief Superintendent Jim Stokley, head of the Met's Trident Command, said: "Too many families have been devastated by knife crime with even one person being stabbed being one too many.
"The success of Operation Sceptre since its 2015 Met launch has been recognised by other UK police forces and phase six will be replicated across no fewer than 23 additional police services.
"We welcome the national support for this campaign which further reinforces our commitment to reduce knife crime, gang culture and remove knives from dangerous hands."