Surrey Police is encouraging knife owners to ‘save a life, surrender your knife’ anonymously as part of a national initiative to tackle knife crime.
To enable knife owners to give up their weapons safely without fear of prosecution, knife bins are located at police stations in Guildford, Staines, Reigate and Woking until Monday, 30 January. The force is encouraging people to recognise that carrying a knife does not provide protection; a weapon can be used inadvertently in the heat of the moment, or can be turned against the owner and have life changing effects.
Superintendent Bex Smith said: “If you possess a potentially dangerous knife, please take this opportunity to get rid of your knife safely and anonymously.
“Knives are deadly weapons. Carrying one is illegal and you will be arrested and prosecuted should we catch you with one. Someone carrying a knife is much more likely to get stabbed themselves as situations can quickly escalate.”