‘Hand in your knives at Stevenage station’ – Hertfordshire police launch amnesty after increase in knife related crime

Herts Police has joined a nationwaide knife amnesty this week

Herts Police has joined a nationwaide knife amnesty this week - Credit: Archant

Two weeks after the stabbing of police dog Finn and PC Wardell in Stevenage, Herts police is joining a nationwide amnesty against knife crime.

The drive to get people to drop their knives in specially marked bins is running from today until Sunday.

Herts police says Hertfordshire remains “one of the safest” counties in the country and has “little knife crime”, but admits there has been a “small increase” in knife related crime this year.

During the amnesty you can surrender knives anonymously by placing them in knife bins located in police station reception areas at Stevenage, Hatfield and Watford. For opening times of these stations click here.

It comes as the Comet launches its own campaign against knife crime this Thursday (October 20).

Police and crime commissioner David Lloyd said: “I’m delighted that we are playing our part in this national campaign to reduce the number of knives in the county, which will help to make Hertfordshire and neighbouring counties even safer.

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“Fortunately, knife related incidents are uncommon in the county, but as part of the wider crime prevention and reduction campaigns we run in Hertfordshire, this can only contribute to making the county safer and continue to keep this type of crime low.”

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