Police ask parents to check children's bags after knife amnesty campaign

Around 500 knives have been handed in by members of the public during an amnesty campaign by Wiltshire Police.

To keep children safe and aware, the force are now asking parents to make sure they know what their children have in their possession, and know the consequences of being armed.

Weapons handed in during the campaign included a martial arts axe, kitchen knives, machetes and lock knives.

People could drop their unwanted knives into special amnesty bins located at stations in Swindon, Marlborough, Melksham, Chippenham, Trowbridge and Salisbury.

Some of the knives handed in to police during an earlier amnesty Credit: Cumbria police

In March 2017, Jordan Taylor was killed after suffering stab wounds in Wiltshire.

It was the last death in Wiltshire caused by a single blade.

The 25-year-old's mother says her son is 'proof' of the danger of carrying knives.

Jordan Taylor was stabbed in Trowbridge in March 2017
A selection of weapons handed in during the amnesty campaign
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