Leicestershire Police launch knife amnesty

By Mel Hawes

Today Leicestershire Police have launched a month-long amnesty for those who carry knives on the streets of Leicester.

Bins have been placed in six police stations across the city as part of a nationwide attempt to reduce knife crime.

Superintendent Kerry Smith said: “The bins will be in place for four weeks and I would urge anyone who carries a knife in public to take it straight to one of these bins and get rid of it.”

knife-crime-web-banner_1The #LivesNotKnives campaign has been introduced to educate young people about the dangers of carrying knives, and reduce the number of knife-related offences in the city.

Knife bins can be found at Mansfield House, Beaumont Leys, Braunstone, Spinney Hill, Keyham Lane and Hinkley Road police stations.

Those who are planning to hand in knives should ensure that they are covered and placed in a bag or container before taking them to a participating station.


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