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Chance to hand in unwanted knives at Barnstaple police station

PUBLISHED: 15:17 08 February 2018

Police staff investigator Hannah Denton with one of the larger knives handed in at Barnstaple Police Station's knife amnesty last year.

Police staff investigator Hannah Denton with one of the larger knives handed in at Barnstaple Police Station's knife amnesty last year.

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Police will be allowing people to dispose of unwanted knives and bladed items next week week without fear of prosecution.

Knives, ‘zombie’ knives, swords, kitchen knives, lock knives, unwanted collectibles, replicas and ceremonial items, and any unwanted bladed weapon can be taken to Barnstaple police station until Friday.

The week of action is part of the ongoing Operation Sceptre, by the Home Office, to raise awareness of knife crime.

There will be a special bin in Barnstaple police station at North Walk in the reception area from Monday, February 12, until Friday, February 18.

Chief Superintendent Glen Mayhew, commander of the Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police Alliance operations department, said: “Our message is clear. There is no excuse for carrying a knife.

Some of the knives handed in at Barnstaple Police Station's knife amnesty last year. Some of the knives handed in at Barnstaple Police Station's knife amnesty last year.

“Any knife or bladed article carried for anything other than legitimate reasons is not only illegal but dangerous so if you don’t need it or don’t have a good reason for carrying it then bin it.”

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