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Bin a Blade campaign continues its success

Latest news from the Suffolk Free Press, suffolkfreepress.co.uk, @sfpsudbury on Twitter

Latest news from the Suffolk Free Press, suffolkfreepress.co.uk, @sfpsudbury on Twitter

A further 1,000 knives have been taken off the streets as part of a knife amnesty campaign set up by a Sudbury teenager.

Bin a Blade has seen 10,936 knives destroyed since it started in 2011. During the latest deposit, 1,012 knives were collected.

Holly Watson, from First Avenue, whose brother Lewis was stabbed to death in Sudbury in 2009, has worked closely with Suffolk Police on the campaign.

Anyone who wants to dispose of a knife can leave it in an amnesty bin outside police stations. A temporary knife bin has also been at Sudbury Police Station since December.

“This campaign continues in its success every year,” said Suffolk Chief Constable Douglas Paxton. “Every knife off the streets is one less potentially fatal crime.”

 

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