Knife bin placed by Romford Police Station for residents to surrender weapons
PUBLISHED: 17:15 18 September 2018 | UPDATED: 17:15 18 September 2018
A bin has been placed outside of Romford Police Station for residents to anonymously hand in knives.
Councillor Viddy Persuad, cabinet member for public protection and safety and Havering BCU commander superintendent John Ross met outside of Romford Police Station in Main Road today (Tuesday, September 18) to highlight the work being carried out against crime in the borough.
Cllr Persaud said: “The consequences of carrying a knife are devastating – lives are lost and the effects on everybody will last forever.
“That is why Havering Council is supporting the Metropolitan Police’s Save a Life, Surrender your Knife campaign.
“We want Havering to be a safe borough and we can all play our part in making that happen.
“Every time a knife is brought to Romford Police Station, it can be binned quickly and anonymously and the reality is, for each knife brought in, more lives are saved.”
For more details, visit the Met Police’s site about knife crime prevention.