Axe and meat cleaver handed in to police bin

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These are some of the weapons that are now off the streets of Morecambe after they were handed in during a knife amnesty.

The knives were left in bins at Morecambe police station and will be dealt with by police.

Lancashire Constabulary recently launched a five-week knife amnesty, with residents across the county being urged to consider the potentially life-threatening consequences of carrying a knife.

There are special amnesty bins at 10 designated police stations county-wide, and anyone will be able to anonymously dispose of a weapon, whether it belongs to them, a friend or a relative.

There is one of these bins at Morecambe Police Station outside of the front desk.

Assistant Chief Constable Mark Bates said: “Carrying a knife in public will not be tolerated by Lancashire Constabulary, and the consequences of doing so are potentially devastating. Please use the next few weeks to hand over your weapons without fear of prosecution, and don’t run the risk of ending up with a criminal record, a life-changing or potentially fatal injury.”