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.

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