Leiston: Sword and knives handed in to police station
WEAPONS of all shapes and sizes were handed in to Leiston Police Station as part of a knife amnesty.
The haul of 110 sharp items given up included a copy of King Arthur’s legendary Excalibur sword, hunting knives and machetes.
A mobile bin was outside the station, in Kings Road, during February and March as part of Suffolk’s police’s yearlong Bin a Blade campaign.
Mark Beresford, Leiston and Aldeburgh Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeant, said: “There was quite a mixture of knives.
“I was quite surprised as Leiston does not have a knife problem.
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“Several of them were brought in by parents.”
A mobile bin will is at Woodbridge Police Station this month.
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The knives will be stored disposed of by Sackers Recycling at the end of the year.