A KNIFE amnesty will be launched in Deeside tomorrow.

Officers from the North Flintshire Policing Team shared the plans via their social media on Sunday morning.

A spokesman for the neighbourhood team confirmed that the knife amnesty is being held at Deeside Police Station every morning from 8am - 10am from May 24 to 28.

People will be able to hand over blades to the front desk during those hours without question.

This sees the start of a campaign by North Flintshire Police – in conjunction with the Leader, Coleg Cambria and the Ben Kinsella Trust.

Anti-knife crime charity the Ben Kinsella Trust previously warned how surging knife crime rates are no longer confined to major cities across England and Wales, and that "every village, town and city" should be aware of the scale of the crisis.

North Wales Police recorded 277 offences involving a knife or sharp weapon in 2019-20, data from the Office for National Statistics shows.

That was more than double the 101 reported in 2012-13, when comparable records were first published.

If you have anything to hand in, you can do so at Deeside Police Station based on Wepre Drive, Connah's Quay, Deeside, CH5 4HA.