Knife surrender bin unveiled in West Bromwich

A knife surrender bin is being unveiled on West Bromwich High Street today for people to voluntarily give up their weapons.

Thousands of weapons have already been collected under the Word 4 Weapons programme.

It was first set up in London and has now expanded to the West Midlands.

A knife surrender bin like this one will be unveiled on West Bromwich High Street today Credit: ITV News Central

Darren Cooper, the leader of Sandwell Council, said:

More than 400 knives and other weapons have been disposed of in bins across the West Midlands. Credit: ITV News Central

Yvonne Mosquito, the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands, said: