Knife bins and bleed kits highlighted as part of week of action
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As part of Northamptonshire Police’s week of action against serious violence, the Force is raising awareness of all the knife bins and bleed kits situated across the County.
The knife bins are permanent locations in which people can anonymously and safely dispose of knives as often, handing them directly into the police can be daunting for many people. It will also be a much safer and secure way of disposing of them as opposed to discarding them into normal bins.
The knife bins are situated in the following locations with their What 3 Words locations also listed:
Angel Lane Town Centre Wellingborough – herbs.spins.price
Dozens of kits have already been installed across the county and they aim to stop bleeding and keep someone alive until emergency services arrive.
Chief Inspector Scott Little, said: “These bins and the bleed kits are a real asset to Northamptonshire and demonstrate the county’s commitment to tackling knife crime.
“The sad fact is that a lot of people, particularly young people, do not truly understand the dangers knives pose and that they can easily be used to kill someone. In fact, it takes only centimetres in depth to inflict a fatal knife wound.
“Carrying a knife does not make you safer, in fact it ups the ante during altercations and can have tragic consequences.
“We want to make it as easy as possible to get knives off our streets and out of the hands of people who may misuse them, and to provide life-saving equipment in the event of a knife incident.
“I am grateful to Off the Streets for their work on the bins and the bleed kits and I know they will help us further our aim of tackling the scourge of knife crime in this county, a priority for Northamptonshire Police.”