The permanent knife amnesty bins located in Sheffield communities following spate of stabbings

As concerns about knife crime in Sheffield continue to grow following a number of stabbings in the city, here are the locations of the city’s three permanent knife amnesty bins.

Friday, 13th May 2022, 1:14 pm
Updated Friday, 13th May 2022, 1:14 pm

Sheffield's streets have been plagued with a number of stabbings in recent weeks including one on Wilcox Road, Fox Hill yesterday (Wednesday, May 12) which left a man in his 20s needing to be treated at hospital.

The body of a man was found in Sheffield's Manor Fields Park on Thursday, May 13, amid reports he was fatally stabbed.

Knife attacks have also been carried out in the Greenhill; Tinsley Green; Heeley areas of the city, as well as on The Moor in the city centre, in recent weeks.

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The South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit (SYVRU) has installed three permanent amnesty bins in community locations on Wolseley Road in Sharrow; at the Devonshire Green Recycling Centre in Sheffield city centre, and on Birley Moor Road in Frecheville.

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The South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit (SYVRU) has installed three permanent amnesty bins in community locations on Wolseley Road in Sharrow; at the Devonshire Green Recycling Centre in Sheffield city centre, and on Birley Moor Road in Frecheville.

Graham Jones, head of the SYVRU, said ‘tackling crime and violence is a priority’ for the Unit, and the bins have been installed as part of work to ‘reduce the availability of knives and harmful use in our county’.

He added: “These provide an opportunity for people to anonymously drop off knives, taking them off the streets and ensuring that they are not used in a violent way.

“Alongside this work, the VRU is taking a long-term approach to this issue; our ambition is to bring about changes to the social attitudes which can lead to people carrying knives, to make a lasting difference in preventing and reducing violence in South Yorkshire.”