Home Secretary Theresa May in Morecambe

The Home Secretary Theresa May visited Morecambe Police Station today to discuss the success of the knife amnesty and other policing matters with Inspector Kirstie Banks-Lyon and MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale David Morris.'The Home Secretary chats to Inspector Banks-Lyon and David Morris.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'21-11-2014
The Home Secretary Theresa May visited Morecambe Police Station today to discuss the success of the knife amnesty and other policing matters with Inspector Kirstie Banks-Lyon and MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale David Morris.'The Home Secretary chats to Inspector Banks-Lyon and David Morris. PIC BY ROB LOCK'21-11-2014
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The Home Secretary has backed a drive to get knives off the streets of Morecambe on a visit to the resort.

Theresa May MP visited Morecambe Police Station to congratulate officers on a five-week knife amnesty which saw dangerous weapons handed in including knives, machetes and a Samurai sword.

Morecambe was one of 10 designated police stations across Lancashire where knives could be handed in anonymously without fear of prosecution.

The Home Secretary was joined by David Morris MP as she discussed the initiative and other policing matters with Inspector Kirstie Banks-Lyon from the station.

Earlier Mrs May visited a farm near Brookhouse, Lancaster, to hear about a new rural policing scheme to combat sheep rustling.

She also spoke about the Modern Slavery Bill, which is currently going before Parliament, and came into being as a response to the Morecambe Bay cockling tragedy of 2004.

For more see this week’s Visitor.