Knives are off the streets

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.

More than 400 knives have been handed in across the county – including swords, machetes and commando knives - as part of a month long amnesty.

People can now hand in any knife at any police station with a front counter as well being able to drop them anonymously into the designated bins.

North Lancashire, Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde, have seen a total of 120 weapons handed in.

Preston has seen the most knives handed in, with a total of 142 deposited in the bins so far.

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

DI Warren Atkinson said: “We’ve been really pleased with the response so far.”

The amnestywill run until September 29.