15 Nov Essex Police launch fresh campaign to tackle knife crime
by Dan Bryans
Essex Police has launched a fresh campaign to tackle knife crime.
In a bid to reduce the number of knives on the streets of Essex, we are encouraging the public to dispose of their knives safely in a knife bin. There are seven knife bins dotted across the county, provided by the charity Only Cowards Carry.
Chief Superintendent Paul Wells said: “Knife crime is increasing year on year in Essex and across the country. It is a needless crime that devastates lives and there is no place for it in our county.
“There is no excuse to carry a knife in Essex. Knife crime can have devastating consequences, not only for the victim but for their family and friends and the emergency services that have to deal with the aftermath. If you are found illegally in possession of a knife you will be arrested and subject to the criminal justice system.”