Cleveland Police reveal more than 200 knives surrendered

Image caption Cleveland Police began the Surrender a Knife campaign on 6 November

Hundreds of blades have been handed in to police during a two week knife amnesty.

Cleveland Police said about 245 have been surrendered across Hartlepool, Stockton, Middlesbrough and Redcar.

Secure bins had been set up in police stations where the knives could be deposited anonymously.

Ch Insp Tariq Ali said: "Each item handed in represents one less potentially dangerous knife which could end up being used to harm someone."

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