Hand it in

Merton is taking part in the national knife amnesty running until Friday 30 June

The five-week project will hopefully encourage people to hand in weapons without the fear of being prosecuted.

Since the amnesty began on 24 May, the following objects have been handed into police in Merton:
· 129 domestic knifes
· 31 non-domestic knifes
· 4 weapons
· 6 items of interest (including 3 swords, 2 lighter guns and 1 air rifle)

There are three red wheelie bins in Merton for the disposal of knifes. They are stationed inside Morden Police Station and outside Mitcham and Wimbledon Police Stations.

Two large blue bins are also being rotated around the borough. They can currently be found at Raleigh Gardens Carpark in Mitcham and Hartfield Road Carpark in Wimbledon.

Caroline Ellis, Safer Merton Strategy Officer, said:

‘This amnesty has helped to get a number of harmful weapons off the streets of Merton and we are really pleased with its success so far. We hope people continuing to dispose of their knives in the bins to help keep Merton safe’.