‘Blade bin’ comes to Long Buckby as police aim to get knives off the streets

A selection of some weapons handed in so far.
A selection of some weapons handed in so far.
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Officers from Northamptonshire Police will be at Long Buckby Fire Station today as part of the force’s month-long knife amnesty.

Officers will be at Long Buckby Fire Station from 2pm to 4pm with a designated blade bin. The campaign will run throughout March and anyone can drop knives off without the fear of prosecution. The aim is to take hundreds of dangerous weapons off the streets.

Knifes 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 to 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.

Superintendent Mick Stamper, head of Northampton operational command unit, said: “The knife amnesty is intended to make our streets safer. In the wrong hands a knife is a deadly weapon.”

Similar drop off events have already been held outside Tesco in Daventry yesterday (Wednesday) and in the High Street in Bugbrooke.