Knives off the streets thanks to amnesty

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More than 220 knives have been taken out of circulation in the last 10 months thanks to an ongoing campaign in Sudbury.

The weapons were handed over to Suffolk Police as part of the Bin a Blade campaign – an initiative started by Sudbury teenager Holly Watson.

Suffolk Police’s Chief Constable Douglas Paxton said: “As the Christmas period approaches, we are making an appeal for people to make Suffolk even safer during the festive period and make the new year knife-free.

“It’s simple; don’t carry a knife as you not only endanger lives but it could result in a death, making Christmas truly devastating for one more family this year.”

Knives can still be handed in under the terms of the amnesty, with a safety bin currently located outside Sudbury Police Station in Acton Lane.