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1,700 arrested in targeted knife crime action by police services in England and Wales

Police across England and Wales have arrested more than 1,700 people during a week of targeted operations to tackle knife crime. Operation Sceptre, which is run by forces every six months on top of their day-to-day activity targeting violence, is a week of intensified action...
Posted On 04 Nov 2019
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Intensified action on knife crime realises police seizure of 10,000-plus weapons

A week of intensified action on knife crime has resulted in the police arresting 1,372 people, including 516 for a knife-related offence, and seizing more than 10,000 weapons. All police forces joined Operation Sceptre, which used a range of tactics – among them weapons...
Posted On 30 May 2019
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Metropolitan Police Service end-of-year statistics show recorded crime continuing to rise

The Metropolitan Police Service has released its end-of-year crime statistics. The figures compare end of financial year April to March 2017-2018 with April to March 2016-2017. While recorded crime continues to rise in the Met’s area, increases in many crimes are more...
Posted On 27 Apr 2018
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Metropolitan Police Service takes part in week of action targeting knife crime

The Metropolitan Police Service is taking part in the latest national phase of Operation Sceptre this week as part of the ongoing fight against knife crime. Officers across London will be employing a variety of tactics, including weapon sweeps and intelligence-led policing...
Posted On 12 Feb 2018
Home Secretary Amber Rudd
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Home Secretary takes further action designed to tackle scourge of knife crime

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced plans to consult on new offences designed to “toughen up” the knife crime laws. The proposed new action would restrict the online sale of knives and ban the possession of dangerous or offensive weapons on private property. The...
Posted On 18 Jul 2017
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Safeguarding minister Sarah Newton supports police action designed to tackle knife crime

The Home Office has hosted an event for police forces across the country to try to break the cycle of knife crime. At the briefing, Sarah Newton (Minister for Vulnerability, Safeguarding and Countering Extremism) encouraged more forces to join the Operation Sceptre week of...
Posted On 18 Jun 2017
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Government and retailers tackle scourge of knife crime through partnership approach

Sarah Newton, the Minister for Vulnerability, Safeguarding and Countering Extremism, has announced that four major retailers have joined the voluntary agreement to prevent the sale of knives to underage individuals. Boots UK, the Co-op, B&Q and Aldi have all committed to...
Posted On 03 Jan 2017