Detective's new role in fight against knife crime

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Febrero 15, 2018

In addition, two weeks ago a teenage drug supplier was also sent to a young offenders institution for nearly killing a man in a frenzied knife attack in Grantham.

If you are found illegally in possession of a knife you will be arrested, put before the court and brought to justice.

Op Sceptre is a countrywide operation, led by the Metropolitan Police, and aims to reduce the number of people, especially young people, who carry a weapon.

"During this week we will be visiting young people in schools in Boston and please look out for us in Lincoln's city centre where we will be to answer any questions you have".

Superintendent Ricky Fields, head of operational services at Staffordshire Police, said: "We tackle the issue of knives every week of the year, but we are hopeful that this week we can help to stop the increasing trend of knife crime in Staffordshire and further afield".

Suffolk's Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore, said: "We need to do all we can through education, peer pressure, policing and sentencing to make it absolutely clear that it's never acceptable for a person to carry a knife or weapon". By carrying a knife you are putting yourself and others in much greater danger, and more likely to become involved in a violent situation.

"The law is simple - it is illegal to carry a knife, even if it belongs to someone else".

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"This week of activity is part of our ongoing commitment to disrupt criminal activity and take as many knives off our streets as possible".

"A lot of it is about educating people about the impact knife crime can have in the hope of preventing it from happening again".

"I am pleased that Sussex Police is taking an active part in the national campaign, and that Prevention Youth Officers are working with partner organisations to engage with young people and push home this message".

"Thankfully we don't experience the levels of knife crime that some parts of the country do and we are working hard to keep it that way".

Deputy Mayor for Greater Manchester Bev Hughes said: "Knife crime devastates the lives of victims and their families and brings misery and fear to our communities".

Knife amnesty bins are located in the front offices of police stations across the county, and give people the opportunity to dispose of knives and blades safely.

Anyone with information on knife crime should call 101 or report it to Sussex Police online. In an emergency always dial 999.

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