Ditch the Blade online chat on Thursday 18th November

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Information sent on behalf of Staffordshire Police

This week, to support Operation Sceptre, police and partners will be highlighting the impact of knife crime through engagement and advice, while operationally using intelligence-led deployments, weapons sweeps and high-visibility patrols to target and disrupt offenders who carry and use knives. They will also be visiting retailers in order to remind staff of their responsibilities when knives are purchased.

Throughout the week, officers will be reaching out to the public, including young people and parents. They will be encouraging conversations about the dangers of carrying a knife, whilst providing leaflets for families so they know what to do if they think their child may be involved in knife crime.

To support friends and families with their concerns about knife crime, an online chat will take place this Thursday, 18 November, from 7pm-8pm. Officers and support agencies will be on hand to answer the queries, which can be submitted completely anonymously. If you would like to get involved you can submit your question in advance, or on the night by clicking here https://app.sli.do/event/uwxozhiy

In addition, to encourage the safe disposal of knives, knife amnesty bins are located at Burton, Cannock and Longton Police Stations (from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday).

If you’re worried about a child and think they might be involved with knife crime, or carrying a knife, please visit our website for more advice www.staffordshire.police.uk/ditchtheblade
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Emma Ray (Staffordshire Police, Communications Officer, Staffordshire)

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