Police are taking part in ‘Operation Sceptre’ - described as “intensified efforts to crack down on knife-enabled crime and violence” this week.
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Throughout the week of action, Hampshire and British Transport Police say they will coordinate activity looking to target the root causes of knife crime.
There will be focus on the different strands of education, engagement, prevention and enforcement.
Said Hampshire Constabulary: “Early intervention will aim to stop those intent on carrying a knife and working with retailers, youth groups, charities and other partners are a vital part of a community led policing response.
“Forces will continue to work closely with young people to further understand the reasons why individuals carry knives and also to educate them around the dangers of carrying one.
“Most importantly, the week will aim to highlight that there are no positives to carrying a knife.”
There’s more about the week here.
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