8300 knives handed in

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.

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.”

– Simon Ash, Chief Constable, Suffolk