Knife bins installed across Lancashire

Knife bins are being installed across Lancashire to give people a safe place to dispose of unwanted knives and sharp items.

A total of 16 new secure containers will be located across the region. They aim to provide people with a legal and safe way to surrender knives and bladed items.

The knife bins are located in Blackpool, Burnley, Darwen, Fleetwood, Lancaster, Morecambe, Preston, Rossendale, Skelmersdale and South Ribble.

Chief Inspector Steve Anderton, Knife Crime Lead at Lancashire Violence Reduction Unit said: “Knives and sharp objects are present in everyone’s home and are easily picked up by children and young people. Providing a safe facility for dealing with unwanted knives is just one of many ways we can come together with communities to keep knives off our streets and protect young people.

“Anyone who has a knife or bladed weapon can dispose of it in the knife bins where it will be taken away and destroyed. We want to keep knives off the streets and keep our young people safe and providing a way for people to dispose of bladed items helps us to do that.”

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