Two arrested in Banbury for knife possession

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As knife crime across the UK reaches epidemic proportions Thames Valley Police are actively targeting the problem with a knife amnesty program this week.

On Sunday, March 10 Banbury police arrested two males who were found in possession of the pictured knife. Inquiries into the incident are ongoing.

Banbury police seized this knofe

Banbury police seized this knofe

The arrests come just a day before Thames Valley Police launched their knife amnesty program.
Beginning Monday, March 11 and running until Sunday, March 17, surrender bins will be positioned in police stations across the Thames Valley area including Banbury.

The bins will allow people to give in knives of any description in an effort to target knife crime and those who carry them.

People handing in knives can do so with no questions asked.

The full list of stations that will have surrender bins in place is; Abingdon, Banbury, Bicester, Kidlington, Oxford and Witney.