More than 20 knives handed into Portsmouth police in amnesty

MORE than 20 knives were handed in during a knife amnesty.

Thursday, 6th July 2017, 7:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:43 am
Knives handed in to police in May

Police appealed to the public to hand in any blades to Portsmouth Central police station.

In a week, 21 knives had been handed in to the Winston Churchill Avenue station.

The majority of the items handed in were kitchen knives, with one hooked and marked with camouflage.

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Speaking in April, Supt Will Schofield said: ‘We have recently seen an increase in knife-crime in Portsmouth, which we believe to be drug related.’

He said tackling knife crime was a priority.

The amnesty was held between May 1 and 7.