New Drive Against Knife Crime

18 September 2018, 07:17 | Updated: 18 September 2018, 07:19

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No questions asked knife-bins are available from today at police stations in Milton Keynes, Stevenage and Hatfield as part of a national campaign to reduce knife crime.

No questions asked knife-bins are available from today at police stations in Milton Keynes, Stevenage and Hatfield as part of a national campaign to reduce knife crime.

Hertfordshire Police and Thames Valley Police are taking part in a week long knife-amnesty from today (Tuesday 18th).

In Northampton, a knife amnesty drop bin's available at the St James police-box on the Weedon Road 10am-3pm.

In Bedfordshire, knife crime's been making the headlines for all the wrong reasons recently, only yesterday, just hours after we broadcast news of a new programme by Beds Police targeting knife crime - we heard the news of a 16 year-old boy in Bedford who had lost his life from a stabbing.

Across the country, stop and search activity will also be stepped up.

It's been in the spotlight after a series of attacks this year.

Officers will use their powers to search for weapons and target people who regularly carry them.