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We are dedicated to tackling knife crime

Alert message sent 23/10/2017 12:13:00

Information sent on behalf of Bedfordshire Police

This week, Bedfordshire Police is supporting a national knife crime initiative.

Operation Sceptre is a week-long campaign which aims to clamp down on knife crime, and encourage people to think twice before carrying a knife. It is backed by a number of forces across the country.

Today, our officers and PCSOs will be holding community engagement events in hotspot areas and will be speaking to the public about the dangers of carrying a knife, encouraging them to report any information about knife crime in their area.

In the following days, our officers will be carrying out a number of activities including high visibility patrols, and weapons sweeps to look for knives which may have been discarded, or hidden for future use.

Tackling knife crime is a priority, and we will continue to work hard to reduce the number of people who carry knives.

This week I am urging the public to report any intelligence about knife crime in their community. Your help is vital.

Although we aren’t able to respond to every single incident that is reported, every call we receive is logged as intelligence.

We have previously acted on intelligence reported by the community to secure closure orders at properties which have been used as drugs dens or brothels.

So please report concerns about knife crime via 101, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always dial 999.

Kind regards,
Superintendent Juliette Everett
Force lead for knife crime

 
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Lindsay Coates-Ledden (Police, Communications and Media Officer, Bedfordshire)

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