Police launch weapons amnesty

POLICE are urging people to hand in their unwanted weapons as part of a three-week amnesty.

POLICE are urging people to hand in their unwanted weapons as part of a three-week amnesty.

From Monday, residents living in Lowestoft will be able to dispose of knives, air guns and other weapons in a bright yellow amnesty bin - “no questions asked”.

The bin will be located in Triangle Market Place in the town's High Street until Friday, July 4.

Sergeant Steve Wright, from the Central Lowestoft Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “While we do not have a huge problem with knife crime in the town, and recorded violent crime fell in Waveney by more than 20% last year, previous amnesties have proved successful in collecting hundreds of unwanted weapons.


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“Every one put in the bin is one less that could be stolen and used for crime and we often see quite nasty weapons, such as samurai swords, being handed in.”

The amnesty, which is part of the Nightsafe scheme, is being backed by Waveney Community Safety Partnership.

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The bin will be regularly emptied throughout the amnesty.

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