Knife bins unveiled in Burnley as part of campaign to take lethal blades off the streets

Two knife bins have been unveiled in Burnley today as part of a campaign to take dangerous weapons off the streets and keep people safe.

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 2:55 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd February 2020, 2:56 pm

The bins are sited at Calico Homes in Croft Street and Valley Street Community Centre.

They are just two of 16 new secure containers in the county. All of them are located in well-lit areas that are easy to get to and provide a legal and safe way to surrender knives.

The bins can be used to deposit unwanted knives and bladed weapons. The knives will then be disposed of by the police unless there is an obvious sign that one has been used in a crime.

Pictured at the Croft Street knife bin are Supt Stasia Osiowy, knife crime lead Chief Inspector Steve Anderton and Shaban Talib who is neighbourhood co-ordinator at Calico

There are two others in East Lancashire at the police stations in Waterfoot and Darwen.

Anyone who has information about knife crime in Lancashire is asked to contact the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.