Police praise public response to knife amnesty

The knife amnesty in Devon and Cornwall ends this weekend.

If you have any type of knife or bladed weapon that you don’t want you can dispose of it anonymously at these police enquiry offices, but please check weekend opening times here first: www.dc.police.uk/PEO

This item, of the “zombie” knife type, is one of a number of bladed weapons disposed of at Torquay police enquiry office this week

Outside of the amnesty period, unwanted household knives can be disposed of in general household waste if they are securely packaged first to prevent injury, or placed in the metal recycling skip at your local reclamation centre.

If you are uncertain about transporting or disposing of any other bladed weapons, ask your local policing team who you can find here www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/your-area or email 101@dc.police.uk for advice.

Guidance on basic laws on knives, banned knives and weapons and good reasons for carrying a knife can be found on the Government’s website here: www.gov.uk/buying-carrying-knives

Advice for young people aged 11-14 about carrying weapons can be found here: www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/youth/11-14/yrspace/weapons

The public in Devon and Cornwall have responded well to this knife amnesty, part of Devon & Cornwall Police’s support for a week of action instigated as part of the ongoing Home Office Operation Sceptre which has the national aims of combating knife crime and raising awareness about it.

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