Carrying a knife will not be tolerated and you will be punished – that is the clear message put out by Warwickshire Police as part of a week of action on knife crime.
Warwickshire Police has joined forces across the county as part of Operation Sceptre, which aims to give people the opportunity to surrender weapons and raise awareness of the consequences of carrying a knife.
If you are caught carrying a knife you could:
- Face a four year prison sentence.
- Get a criminal record.
- Ruin you employment prospects.
- Ruin your chances of going to university.
- Be banned from travelling to some countries, including the United States.
- Do something you may regret for the rest of your life.
“The main message we are trying to get across is ‘think twice before you carry a knife’. When people carry a knife they take a conscious decision to do and it is a decision that could impact on the rest of their lives. Please don’t take the risk.”
Chief Inspector Dave Kettle, Warwickshire Police Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNTs)
As part of Operation Sceptre, knife amnesty bins have been placed at Police stations across the county, for residents to anonymously hand in knives. Leamington, Rugby, Nuneaton and Stratford stations all have the bins in place for the duration of the week.