UPDATE: Woman who dumped knife in bin in Kendal was trying to 'make streets safer', say police

The Westmorland Gazette: Woman who dumped knife in Kendal bin hunted by cops Woman who dumped knife in Kendal bin hunted by cops

A 20-year-old who dumped a carving knife in a Kendal bin was attempting to 'make the streets safer', said police.

Yesterday (Tuesday) police appealed for information after a member of the public saw a woman put the knife into a wheelie bin on Tenterfell Court at 9am.

The knife, which police said had no blood on it, was recovered by officers who appealed for information about the incident.

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But today (Wednesday) police said they have located and spoken to the woman.

They said they have established that there were no suspicious circumstances.

She had found the knife on the floor and threw it in a bin, out of harm’s way, said cops.

Sergeant Ralph Timms said: "We have corroborated her story and we are satisfied that this woman did not own the knife and had no suspicious intentions. 

"She is a considerate member of the local community, and was concerned when she found a knife on the floor. She decided to throw it in the bin to ensure no one would accidently come across it.

“This was a kind act by a someone who wants to make our streets safer – however, I would urge anyone who finds any potential weapons to contact Cumbria Police on 101 and report it instead.”

Anyone who has any information as to why the knife was found in the area is asked to call Cumbria Police on 101 and ask for the duty sergeant at Kendal Police Station, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

 

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1:55pm Wed 4 Jun 14

hogheaven says...

She did the right thing,taking it to the police station (do we still have one?) would have involved filling forms in,and wasting her time.Back in the good old days she could have course handed it to a passing bobby on the beat.
She did the right thing,taking it to the police station (do we still have one?) would have involved filling forms in,and wasting her time.Back in the good old days she could have course handed it to a passing bobby on the beat. hogheaven
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2:01pm Wed 4 Jun 14

magical trevor says...

Yeah Hogheaven....imagine walking up to a policeman with a knife in your hand!!
Yeah Hogheaven....imagine walking up to a policeman with a knife in your hand!! magical trevor
  • Score: 11

2:22pm Wed 4 Jun 14

hogheaven says...

magical trevor wrote:
Yeah Hogheaven....imagine walking up to a policeman with a knife in your hand!!
I did say back in the good old days Trev.
[quote][p][bold]magical trevor[/bold] wrote: Yeah Hogheaven....imagine walking up to a policeman with a knife in your hand!![/p][/quote]I did say back in the good old days Trev. hogheaven
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2:23pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Keeping_it_real says...

Or walking into a police station with a knive in your hand....
Or walking into a police station with a knive in your hand.... Keeping_it_real
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2:37pm Wed 4 Jun 14

hogheaven says...

Keeping_it_real wrote:
Or walking into a police station with a knive in your hand....
Or even a knife
[quote][p][bold]Keeping_it_real[/bold] wrote: Or walking into a police station with a knive in your hand....[/p][/quote]Or even a knife hogheaven
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3:20pm Wed 4 Jun 14

PeterRogerson says...

What a complete and utter waste of police time.
What a complete and utter waste of police time. PeterRogerson
  • Score: 12

11:32am Fri 6 Jun 14

ukmann says...

If you find a knife and want to make it safe. Stick the blade in a crack or slot. Step on it and snap the blade then throw it in the bin .....
If you find a knife and want to make it safe. Stick the blade in a crack or slot. Step on it and snap the blade then throw it in the bin ..... ukmann
  • Score: -3

12:32pm Fri 6 Jun 14

hogheaven says...

ukmann wrote:
If you find a knife and want to make it safe. Stick the blade in a crack or slot. Step on it and snap the blade then throw it in the bin .....
Sorted
[quote][p][bold]ukmann[/bold] wrote: If you find a knife and want to make it safe. Stick the blade in a crack or slot. Step on it and snap the blade then throw it in the bin .....[/p][/quote]Sorted hogheaven
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