Discovery in knife bin

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POLICE officers in Bury St Edmunds made a surprising discovery when they emptied the town’s knife amnesty bin.

In the bin outside Bury Police Station in April, they found a haul of 196 promotional packaged lock knives.

Jane Hertzog, Bury Safer Neighbourhood Team Inspector, said: “They had been made specifically for a company with their logo on, and were in small plastic pockets labelled ‘The All Purpose Safety Lock Knife’.

“There is no such thing as a safe lock knife – they are illegal to possess in a public place and if you are caught carrying one you will be firmly dealt with.”

There is also a permanent knife bin outside Mildenhall police station.