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40 knives taken off Rushmoor's streets

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40 knives taken off Rushmoor's streets

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 4:35pm 29th June 2020.

Hampshire Police have revealed that 40 knives have been taken off of Rushmoor's streets.

It is after they were left anonymously in knife bins at Totland Estate in Farnborough and Aldershot Police Station.

These bins allow people to get rid of dangerous weapons safely and anonymously. 

Neighbourhood Inspector Phil Mayne said every knife recovered is potentially a life saved:

"The damage and fear caused by the illegal possession, sale and use of knives – to victims of knife crime, their family and friends and the community in general – is impossible to quantify.

“We continue to work in partnership with schools, colleges, local councils, other partners and charities such as Fearless.org and Crimestoppers to take this scourge off our streets.

Inspector Phil Mayne also explained that knife bins are just one tactic that Hampshire Police use to tackle knife crime. 

The force wants to encourage anyone who is concerned about someone carrying a knife to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The knife bins at both Totland and Aldershot remain in place so you can safely and anonymously discard them in the bins.