A KNIFE amnesty is to be held in Redcar and Cleveland next month.

The five-week campaign, run by the police, will give people the opportunity to get rid of weapons without any comeback.

Chief Inspector Tariq Ali, Head of Neighbourhood Policing in the area, said: “We have run similar amnesties in the past very successfully. However, there is always someone out there who, for whatever reason will have a knife in their possession. So now is the time to do something about it.”

An amnesty run by the force in January prompted the surrender of 75 blades, including swords and a home-made knuckle duster.

Bins are now being set up in Redcar Town Police Office, South Bank Police Office, Guisborough Police Office and Eston Police Office. The bins will be on site until Monday, December 31 and are accessible to all.