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Bin-a-knife

The council runs a 'bin-a-knife' campaign, enabling people to dispose of unwanted knives safely in large, sealed steel containers.

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Laws on knives

It is illegal to carry a knife with any size blade if it is used or intended for use as a weapon and also illegal to carry a knife in a public place, if the blade is longer than three inches; unless it is used for a trade. It is against the law to sell a knife to anyone under the age of 18. If the police catch you with a knife in a public place, you will have to prove you were carrying it for a good reason.

The council runs a 'bin-a-knife' campaign, enabling people to dispose of unwanted knives safely in large, sealed steel containers. If you take a knife to a bin you should wrap it up and seal it with tape.

Locations

  1. Devonshire Lodge Car Park, Eastcote HA4 1JP
    Access from Abbotsbury Gardens same access towards the Devonshire Practice.
     
  2. Pump Lane Car Park, Hayes  UB3 3NB
    Access in the smaller area towards Matalan shop side/opposite the Olympian Fitness Centre.
     
  3. Judge Heath Lane (Barra Hall Circus), Hayes UB3 2NU
    Shopping parade on the pavement next to Vantage Pharmacy.

Knife arches

A knife arch is similar to an airport metal detector and goes off if anyone walks through with metal. The Screening Arch has also been utilised by a number of the other Safer Neighbourhood Teams and the Borough Tasking Unit, including an operation at Hayes and Harlington train station, where there were several arrests, and at West Drayton train station where an arrest was made for possession of an offensive weapon. The knife arch has been used at schools across the borough for both educational and searching purposes.

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