Kettering knife amnesty sees these weapons taken off the streets
These were just some of the blades which were recovered
More than two-dozen knives were surrendered to police in Kettering yesterday (Thursday) as part of an amnesty day.
A total of 25 bladed weapons are no longer on our streets after the day of action in the town centre, following a campaign on social media which urged people to hand them in.
They included folding knives and knives on a keychain, which will now not potentially be used for criminal activity.
A police spokesman said: "The idea that carrying a knife for protection is not a good one.
"It could end up being used against you potentially causing you a serious injury or even death and you could end up doing the same to someone else.
"If you don't carry a knife these things can't happen in the first place and you, and those around you, are safer."
Anyone who is worried about someone they know who is carrying a knife, or who wants to talk to someone about knife crime or ask advice, should call 101.
Always call 999 in an emergency such as when a crime is in progress and/or someone is in immediate danger.