Crackdown sees 78 knives handed in to Northamptonshire Police during amnesty

78 knives have been handed in to Northamptonshire Police so far during amnesty
78 knives have been handed in to Northamptonshire Police so far during amnesty

A total of 78 knives have so far been handed in to Northamptonshire Police since the launch of tis amnesty two weeks ago.

The knife amnesty is part of Operation Limit which is being run by the force to crackdown on violent crime and also forms part of the national Save a life campaign.

There is still time for members of the public to surrender knives safely and anonymously, and in turn remove the risk of these weapons being used to hurt people.

Northamptonshire Police

All the knives handed in from across the country will be melted down to create an angel statue in Trafalgar Square in memory of those who have lost their lives to knife crime.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: “There is still time for members of the public to surrender knives safely and anonymously, and in turn remove the risk of these weapons being used to hurt people.

“Knifes can be dropped into a drop bin, or a scheduled appointment can be made by calling 101 and arranging a visit from a police officer who will take the knife away.”

On Friday (March 27) the mobile police station and drop bins will in the following locations in Northampton:

Allistone Gardens: 10am – 11am

Melbourne Street: 11am – midday

Market Street: Midday – 1pm

Weedon Road: – 1pm – 2pm

Elgar Centre, High Street, Upton: 2pm – 3pm