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Nearly 1500 knives collected during amnesty

Some of the knives collected under the amnesty

The charity launched by the mother of Jay Whiston, who was stabbed to death in 2012 says so far 179 knives have been collected in just one bin under an amnesty launched in Essex.

They were dropped in the in the Tendring Knife Amnesty Bin in just the last 4 weeks.

This collection brings the total to nearly 1500 knives collected from the knife amnesty campaign so far from the Tendring and Colchester Bins since the campaign began in January.