No questions asked: Seven surrender bins in Northampton this week where knives can be thrown away for good

A knife amnesty will be held throughout Northampton this week where weapons on the street can be handed in and forgotten - no questions asked.

Monday, 11th March 2019, 11:20 am
Updated Monday, 11th March 2019, 12:30 pm
A knife amnesty is where knives can be handed in to police and destroyed without fear of prosecution.
A knife amnesty is where knives can be handed in to police and destroyed without fear of prosecution.

Seven surrender bins will be posted across the town by police where weapons can be thrown away.

The drive to get weapons off the street comes as part of the nationwide Operation Sceptre to tackle knife crime, which some MPs have declared a national crisis.

Over 285 people were stabbed to death in Britain in the past 12 months. Among them were Northampton's own Louis-Ryan Menezes, 17, and Daniel Fitzjohn, 35.

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A knife amnesty is where knives can be handed in to police and destroyed without fear of prosecution.

A knife amnesty is where members of the public can surrender weapons to the police without fear of being prosecuted.The seven bins will only be available for two hours at a time. They are available at:

Thursday, March 14: 10am-12pm, St James, box on Abbey StreetThursday, March 14: 2-4pm, South Oval in Kings HeathFriday, March 15: 2-4pm, Victoria Park on St James Park RoadSaturday, March 16: 10am-12pm, Wellingborough Road, opposite Tesco Express garageSaturday, March 16: 2-4pm, Bath Street in Spring Boroughs, outside Northamptonshire Partnership HomesSunday, March 17: 10am-12pm, Wellingborough Road opposite Tesco Express garageSunday, March 17: 2-4pm, Bath Street in Spring Boroughs, outside Northamptonshire Partnership Homes