Knives to be dropped off in ‘blade bins’ as part of Northamptonshire Police crackdown

Northants Police knife amnesty March 2015 NNL-150903-150955001
Northants Police knife amnesty March 2015 NNL-150903-150955001

People who have a knife are being encouraged to put them in a number of designated blade bins across the county.

Northamptonshire Police’s month-long knife-amnesty continues this week with officers placing drop bins in the following locations:

For the rest of this month, anyone can drop off a knife in a designated ‘blade bin’ without fear of prosecution.

Wednesday, March 18 – CORBY : Phoenix Parkway, 1am – 4pm

Thursday 19 – NORTHAMPTON: Waitrose, Kingsthorpe, Weston Favell, 10am - midday

Thursday 19 – NORTHAMPTON: Weston Favell Shopping Centre, 10am – midday

Saturday 21 – THRAPSTON: Co-op, 1.30pm – 5.30pm

A spokeman for Northamptonshire Police said: “For the rest of this month, anyone can drop off a knife in a designated ‘blade bin’ without fear of prosecution.

“Knives can be dropped into one of these bins, or a scheduled appointment can be made by calling 101, and arranging for a police officer to come and take the knife away.

“The campaign is part of Operation Limit, the force’s crackdown on violent crime, and also forms part of the national ‘Save a life’ campaign being run nationally.

”Blades from forces 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.”

Anyone with information about knife crime and anti-social behaviour in Northamptonshire is urged to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.