Serious violence and knife crime is one of Northamptonshire Police’s Matters of Priority, and, as such, knife bins and bleeds bags have been introduced across the county in a bid to help tackle this issue.
Carrying a knife is illegal, and whether you use it or not you could be charged with an offence and potentially face jail time. The affects of knife crime, and other serious violent acts, can be devastating and life-changing, which is why it’s important to reduce the number of knives and weapons on the streets, and to make potentially life-saving kits publicly available in the event of a major incident or injury.
We understand that handing a knife directly to the police can be a daunting task to many people for fear of repercussions or questions.
To help reduce the number of knives and weapons on the street, knife amnesty bins have been placed around the county to allow the public to dispose of any knives safely and anonymously – no questions asked. The orange knife bins are in permanent locations across Northamptonshire and is a much safer and securer way of disposing of knives than a normal bin.
You can dispose of any knives safely and without repercussions at any of the permanent locations listed below.
Angel Lane Town Centre Wellingborough – herbs.spins.price
Life-changing and potentially devastating injuries can occur as a result of knife crime and other serious violence acts. Led by Off The Streets NN, a charity aiming to eradicate knife crime, bleed kits have been installed across the county to be used in the event of a major incident or injury in which someone has a serious bleed – potentially saving someone’s life.
The map below shows all locations of the bleed kits throughout the county.