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Knife amnesty hailed success after 182 blades handed in
A knife amnesty has been hailed a success after 182 blades were handed in.
Wealden Police held the event between October 1 and 14 at three locations in the district.
When the bins were emptied 89 home/kitchen knives, 56 larger chef type knives and seven specialist weapons including four Samurai swords were found.
There was also an assortment of lock and craft knives, sheath knives, scissors and large barbecue forks.
Wealden District Commander Chief Inspector Dick Coates said: "This amnesty has proved extremely productive in Hailsham, and has given members of the public a chance to dispose of knives that they no longer need. Thankfully knife crime across the whole of Wealden is extremely low.
"However we have used the last two weeks working alongside our partner agencies to deliver a strong message that we will not tolerate any knife crime in our towns.
"Alongside the amnesty we have also been delivering education to school pupils with the support of Hailsham Community College."
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