‘No questions asked’ knife amnesty at Boston Police Station

Insp Phil Clark, with two of the knives which have been dropped into the amnesty box at Boston Police Station. GG.
Insp Phil Clark, with two of the knives which have been dropped into the amnesty box at Boston Police Station. GG.

A ‘NO questions asked’ knife amnesty is now taking place at Boston Police Station.

The amnesty, being held throughout June, gives people the opportunity to safely and anonymously hand in their unwanted knives and other bladed implements.

Items can be dropped into a specially-marked red bin in the Enquiry Office at Boston Police Station.

Insp Phil Clark said: “I was heavily involved in the 2007 amnesty, during which we recovered more than 2,000 bladed implements countywide. The vast majority of these were domestic knives surplus to household requirements requiring safe disposal.”

Knives should be wrapped safely in cardboard for transporting to the police station.

Two of the items which have have been dropped in so far include a large caulifower knife and a small serated kitchen knife.

Knife crime in the borough was down by more than 50 per cent last year, with 20 reported incidents, compared with 41 in 2009.

Insp Clark added: “The success of such amnesties, coupled with the ongoing campaign of education in our local schools about the dangers and consequences of carrying weapons, has increased public awareness of the issue and prevented knife crime becoming the problem faced by some other towns and cities in the UK.”

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