BRIDGWATER NEWS: Save a life by telling police about someone who carries a knife
BRIDGWATER police have been running a social media campaign about the dangers of knife crime and urging people to report those who carry the potentially deadly weapons.
Police officers have been using social networking Twitter to put out a number of messages, or tweets as they are known, and have been visiting local schools speaking to children about knives and the possible consequences.
“Our efforts to stop knife crime have been continuing recently with work in schools where we’ve been educating young people on the dangers of carrying knives,” said a police spokesman.
“We would ask parents to talk to their children about the consequences of carrying knives.”
And the spokesman added: “If you think someone you know is carrying a knife – please report to us anonymously. You could save a life.”
People could report on Twitter to @FearlessORG with the hashtag #stopknifecrime or alternatively phone 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800-555-111.
It was reported earlier this month that the Home Office is planning a consultation on implementing new knife crime measures.
These include giving police more powers to seized banned weapons like zombie knives and knuckledusters on private property, while knives bought online would need to be collected in person to stop underage sales.
The knife crime campaign is being highlighted by police across the country.