Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

332 Weapons Handed over in Knife Amnesty

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

332 Weapons Handed over in Knife Amnesty

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MORE than 300 deadly knives have been handed in as part of a week-long amnesty to get blades off Greater Manchester's streets.

Samurai swords, Gurkha-style kukri knives and a machete were among the 332 weapons handed into Greater Manchester Police as part of its 'knife surrender.' .

They were handed over anonymously at police stations across the region between November 21 and 27.

The campaign was backed by Rhian Jones whose 21-year-old son Dominic Doyle was stabbed to death on a night out in Tameside.

The knives will be given to the British Ironworks Centre which will melt them down and transform them into a statue in memory of those that have lost their life to knife crime.

Chief Inspector Debbie Dooley said: "During this one week alone, more than 300 knives were surrendered by members of the public, meaning there are fewer weapons on the streets that could potentially fall into the wrong hands. …

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