Town joins Bin a Blade scheme

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MID Suffolk will not be cut out of the county’s Bin a Blade scheme as knife amnesty comes to Stowmarket.

Suffolk’s year-long knife amnesty has so far proved to be a success and for two months a knife amnesty bin will come to Stowmarket in the hope of making the town a safer place.

During April and May, a mobile bin will be located in the foyer of Stowmarket police station, in Violet Hill Road.

Anyone who has a knife or blade can deposit it in the bin safely and anonymously during station opening hours.

All deposited knives will be taken to Sackers Recycling, in Great Blakenham, to be stored securely. At the end of the amnesty they will be put in the metal shredders.

During February and March the mobile bin was located in Haverhill police station and 161 sharp items and blades were deposited.

Four secure bins are situated outside Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Lowestoft and Mildenhall police stations.

Stowmarket police station is open daily between 9am and 5pm.

Bin a blade is supported by teenage anti-knife campaigner Holly Watson.