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.
For updates and further info visit www.gmp.police.uk/bintheblade
Police investigating a stabbing in Manchester have released descriptions of three men. A 29 year old was stabbed on Grosvenor Street. The man with the knife is described as being white with bulging eyes and bad teeth. Police say the other two were both black, one of them with shaved hair.
A man suffered serious injuries after being stabbed outside a nightclub in Manchester. Police were called to the V 20 nightclub on Grosvenor Street in the early hours where they found the 29 year old victim suffering from a single stab wound.