Force marks growing knife haul

Some of the knives handed in to police
Some of the knives handed in to police

Northamptonshire Police have revealed 78 knives have been handed in since the launch of its knife amnesty two weeks ago.

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.

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.

There is still time for members of the public to surrender knives safely and anonymously, and in turn remove the risk of these weapons being used to hurt people.

Knives can be dropped into a drop bin, or a scheduled appointment can be made by calling 101 and arranging a visit from a police officer who will take the knife away.