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Weapons are handed in for knife amnesty

Some of the knives handed in to Lancashire Police during their month long knife amnesty.

Some of the knives handed in to Lancashire Police during their month long knife amnesty.

Swords, machetes and commando knives are among the weapons which have been handed in after Lancashire Constabulary launched its knife amnesty.

In the first week of the amnesty, a total of 145 knives have been dropped into the designated amnesty bins across Lancashire.

Thirty knives have been handed in in the West division, which includes Lancaster and Morecambe.

Detective Inspector Warren Atkinsonsaid: “The number and type of knives which have been handed in since we launched the amnesty last week justifies why we have taken the decision to do it.

“A significant number of weapons which are capable of doing serious damage – including World War One knives and homemade blades – have been handed in to the bins.”

Among the weapons given up are machetes, swords, commando knives, a homemade blade screwed together with razor blades and large knives.

The amnesty will run until Monday, September 29.

 

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