These locations are open in Nottinghamshire this weekend for the public to hand-in knives and other bladed weapons, as part of a county-wide knife amnesty which ends this Sunday (17 March).
Nottinghamshire Police has been working alongside a range of partner organisations this week following the success of a similar amnesty in September 2018 which led to 418 bladed weapons being handed in for destruction in just seven days.
Red ‘knife amnesty’ bins have been available in 16 police stations and partner agency receptions across Nottinghamshire this week, with the following locations scheduled to be accessible to the public over the weekend on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March to hand-in their unwanted weapons:
- Broxtowe Shared Services (formerly Beeston police station).
- Bulwell Police Station (no front counter service but call the yellow phone outside for access to the amnesty bin)
- Byron House (Central Police station/Nottingham City Council)
- Carlton fire station
- Gedling Borough Council Civic Centre in Arnold (cannot accept large items)
- Kirkby-in-Ashfield Partnership Hub
- Mansfield Police Station
- Newark Police Station
- Oxclose Lane police station (no front counter service but call the yellow phone outside for access to the amnesty bin)
- Queen’s Medical Centre
- Radford Road Police Station
- Retford Police station
- St Ann’s Police Station (no front counter service but call the yellow phone outside for access to the amnesty bin)
- West Bridgford Police Station/Rushcliffe Community Contact Centre
- Worksop Police Station
The public are asked to check the opening times of their local amnesty points before they visit.
The knife amnesty supports a range of ongoing work that Nottinghamshire Police does throughout the year to tackle knife crime, which include area weapons sweeps, test purchasing exercises, education within schools and intelligence-led policing operations.