‘Very successful’ knife amnesty event held in Northampton where 40 knives were collected in 90 minutes

A knife amnesty bin in Wellingborough Road, Northampton put in place to encourage people to hand over their weapons, collected more than three dozen blades.

Monday, 13th January 2020, 4:10 pm
Updated Monday, 13th January 2020, 4:11 pm
The knives that were collected in the amnesty bin.

The bin that was open for just an hour and a half collected 40 knives, including several kitchen knives, butterfly knives, a machete and a meat cleaver.

St Crispin Neighbourhood Policing Team were in charge of the amnesty event that took place between 11am and 12.30pm on Sunday (January 12).

Northampton Neighbourhood police team tweeted after the bin had closed that the event was ‘very successful’, alongside the hashtags ‘#knife’, ‘#SaveLivesNoKnives’, ‘#workinginpartnership’ and ‘#opViper.’

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Members of the St Crispin Neighbourhood Policing Team with the knife amnesty bin.

Sergeant Nick Paul added: “Members of the St Crispin Neighbourhood Policing Team held a knife amnesty on Sunday 12 January 2020 between 11am and 12.30pm on the Wellingborough Road, Northampton.

“40 knives were handed in and will now be disposed of.”