Devon and Cornwall Police are currently holding a knife amnesty - bin a knife to save a life

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Devon and Cornwall Police are currently holding a knife amnesty. 

Devon and Cornwall Police are currently holding a knife amnesty across the country, where you can dispose of any unwanted knifes at a police station, recycling centre or securely packaged in household waste.

Bin a knife to save a life.

Possession of a knife, whether used or unused, can carry a prison sentence of up to four years.

Basic laws on knives

It’s illegal to possess a banned knife or weapon.

It’s also illegal to:

  • bring into the UK, sell, hire, lend or give someone a banned knife or weapon
  • carry any knife in public without good reason, unless it has a manual folding blade less than three inches long
  • sell a knife to anyone under the age of 18, unless it has a manual folding blade less than three inches long
  • use any knife in a threatening way

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