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The parents of murdered James Brindley unveil Walsall's first weapon surrender bin

The parents of murdered James Brindley have unveiled Walsall's first weapon surrender bin. Credit: ITV Central

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner and the father of murdered James Brindley have unveiled Walsall's first weapon surrender bin today.

Mark and Charlotte Brindley lost their son, James, in June 2017.

He was stabbed through the heart in a seemingly unprovoked attack.

James, who was just 26-years-old, died in his parents’ arms just metres from their home in Aldridge, Walsall.

James, who was 26-years-old, died in his parents’ arms. Credit: West Midlands Police

The weapon surrender bin is a secure container, designed for people to dispose of knives. It is located at the Tesco on Littleton Street West.

The other bins have so far been placed in Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Dudley, Coventry and Sandwell.

17-year-old Ammar Kahrod was given a life sentence for the murder of the male model.

The people of Walsall have been telling us for some time that they would like a weapon surrender bin. I'm delighted to announce that we've been able to make this happen.

The bins are providing people with a safe way to dispose of knives. Every knife posted into a surrender bin is potentially a life saved.

– West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, David Jamieson