Cumbria knife amnesty aims to make our streets safer
The amnesty is part of Op Spectre – a national initiative aimed at tackling the rise in knife-related crime throughout the country.
Nationally, recorded offences involving knives or sharp instruments increased 10 per cent from April 2015 to March 2016.
In Cumbria, there were 24 knife crimes recorded for the first quarter of this financial year.
This was a decrease of six, from 30, for the same period the previous year, and it is hoped that this pattern will continue as people surrender their weapons.
From 7am on Monday until midnight on Sunday October 23, people can surrender a knife or any... read more