More than 200 knives handed in to Northamptonshire Police during month-long amnesty

More than 200 knives have been handed in to Northants Police during a onth-long amnesty
More than 200 knives have been handed in to Northants Police during a onth-long amnesty

More than 200 dangerous knives, including knuckle-dusters, samurai swords and flick knives, have been handed in to Northamptonshire Police during a month-long knife amnesty.

The amnesty was 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.

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The blades will all be melted down to create an angel statue in Trafalgar Square in memory of those who have lost their lives to knife crime.

Assistant Chief Constable Mick Stamper said: “Some of the weapons we have had handed in were clearly produced to inflict serious injuries.

“Thankfully we do not have a big knife crime problem in Northamptonshire, but nevertheless, every knife recovered prevents a possible tragedy taking place.”

Knives can still be handed in by calling 101, and arranging for a police officer to come and take the knife away.

One of the blades

One of the blades