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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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Finalists announced for inaugural Tackling Economic Crime Awards

The finalists in the inaugural Tackling Economic Crime Awards (TECAs) have been announced. Recognising the valuable contribution in tackling all areas of economic crime, the TECAs showcase the very best companies, individuals and initiatives that the sector has to offer and...
Posted On 03 Oct 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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Home Secretary announces new police powers designed to combat knife crime

Home Secretary Sajid Javid is radically stepping up the Government’s response to knife crime and will be introducing new orders to prevent criminals carrying blades. As part of decisive action to enhance police powers, the Government will seek to amend the Offensive Weapons Bill...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
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Government joins forces with BSI to develop Code of Practice for product safety recalls

The Government’s new Office for Product Safety and Standards has teamed up with BSI, the UK’s national standards body, to launch the first Government-backed Code of Practice – designated PAS 7100 – for product safety recalls in the UK. The Code of Practice includes...
Posted On 12 Mar 2018
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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
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Police and heritage experts co-ordinate action against metal thieves in Operation Crucible

The fight against metal thieves stepped up a gear during the week of 5-9 September after police and heritage experts worked in tandem for the first time to carry out co-ordinated enforcement action. Operation Crucible saw police officers from across the country joined by Historic...
Posted On 13 Sep 2016