Over 8300 knives have been deposited in Suffolk’s knife bins since the “Bin a Blade” amnesty began.
An initial year-long amnesty saw 6125 knives left anonymously in six amnesty bins in 2011. The bins are still at Ipswich, Lowestoft, Bury St Edmunds and Mildenhall Police Stations.
– Simon Ash, Chief Constable, Suffolk
8330 knives handed in is an amazing number, and the bins remain in place for anyone who wants to bin a blade. Whilst there is not a significant problem with knife crime in Suffolk, our amnesty is continuing to make people think about the consequences of carrying a knife and offering a way to dispose of them without prejudice.”