Dozens of knives handed in to Northants Police

Some of the knives handed in to police

Some of the knives handed in to police

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Dozens of knives have been handed in to Northamptonshire Police since the launch of a knife amnesty two weeks ago.

A total of 78 knives have been handed for the campaign as part of Operation Limit, the force’s crackdown on violent crime, and also forms part of the national Save a life campaign.

Blades from forces across the country will be melted down to create an angel statue in Trafalgar Square in memory of those who have lost their lives to knife crime.

There is still time for people to surrender knives safely and anonymously.

Knives can be dropped into a drop bin, or a scheduled appointment can be made by calling 101 and arranging a visit from a police officer who will take the knife away.

For more information about the knife amnesty and where you can drop off items, visit the police website at www.northants.police.uk.