An amnesty for knives is being offered across the county.

The amnesty will run between Monday, March 11 and Sunday, March 17, during which any unwanted knives can be surrendered to the police anonymously and without fear of prosecution for possession of these items.

During the amnesty, any knives in your possession that you do not want or should not have can be surrendered at one of the following locations:

Tuesday March 12

• From 3pm and 5pm in Sainsburys in Potters Bar.

• From 10am to 11am at Bushey Golf and Country Club

• From 11.30am to 12.30pm at Phillimore recreation ground.

Wednesday March 13

• From 3.30pm and 5.30pm at the Furzefield Centre.

• From 2pm to 4pm at 96 Shenley Road.

• Friday March 15

• From 10am to 11am in Bushey Mill Lane

• From 11.30am to 12.30pm in Watling Street in Radlett.

Neighbourhood Inspector Mark Bilsdon said: “This is an opportunity for residents to dispose of their unwanted knives and we’d especially like to see young people disarming themselves for their own safety.

“Hertsmere remains a very safe place to live and work and it is still only a small number of people committing knife crime.”