Knife Amnesty in place throughout Gwent

Our knife amnesty begins today and is still running throughout Gwent to help prevent knives being used on our streets and getting into the wrong hands.

This amnesty is running alongside Operation Sceptre (Monday 12th – Sunday 18th February 2017), a national campaign which aims to educate people about the dangers associated with knives. 

Inspector Neil Jones said: “Crimes involving knives are rare in Gwent and we are taking positive active to try and prevent offences by removing knives and offensive weapons before any harm is caused.

“People might think that having a knife is some kind of status symbol, or that they need one for protection, but they don’t realise that in 65 per cent of cases, people who carry knives have those weapons used against them.

“If you know a friend or family member who carries a knife, urge them to surrender it as part of the amnesty. Every knife handed in is one less that can potentially be used on the streets of Gwent.”

People can deposit knives at secure bins throughout Gwent. Knife bins can be found in the enquiry area at the following police stations:

Newport Central

Maindee

Chepstow

Abergavenny

Monmouth

Ystrad Mynach

Cwmbran

Pontypool

Ebbw Vale

Blackwood

Please ensure the blade is wrapped before depositing it in an amnesty bin, using cardboard, bubble wrap or something similar.

If you have information about anyone carrying or using knives please contact us by calling 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always dial 999.