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Police urge people to 'Bin the Blade'

Police in Greater Manchester are appealing for people to 'bin the blade' as part of a month long surrender. Knife bins will be placed across the area, members of the public can dispose of weapons no questions asked.

The Bin the Blade campaign has been launched in support of the British Ironwork Centre’s ‘Save a Life, Surrender Your Knife’ initiative, which began in August 2014 with a knife bank in Birmingham. Knives handed in will be used to make a statue in memory of those killed.

It’s been nine years since the last knife surrender in Greater Manchester, it begins on Sunday 1st Feb until Sunday 28th. During that period, those surrendering knives will not face prosecution for carrying them and they can remain anonymous.

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Police quiz clubbers about Manchester stabbing

"We are in the very early stages of our enquiries and we are trying to piece together the circumstances surrounding this stabbing. Officers have spoken to a number of people at the club, but I know there are more people out there who need to tell us what they saw. We are particularly keen to hear where the offenders went next. We are working hard to find those responsible and we will do all we can to bring them to justice."

– Detective Inspector Paul Parker, Greater Manchester Police