Do you know someone who carries a knife?

Alert message sent 24/07/2020 08:40:00

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Knife Crime is up at the moment, some carry knives for protection or peer pressure....

Would you know how to spot if your child was carrying a knife?

Did you know that young men aged 12-25, are most likely to get convicted of carrying an offensive weapon?

If you believe your son or daughter is carrying a knife, would you know the signs to look out for?


- Has your child withdrawn from the family?
- Has their behaviour changed significantly?
- Has your child lost contact with old friends and changed their friendship groups?
- Is your child being secretive and protective of their property - bags or clothing?
- Is your child defensive when you question them about their possessions?
- Has your child been positive about those who do carry knives? especially for protection.

Where do I go from here if they are carrying? what discussion could you have?

- Law - Even if your child is under 18, they can be tried as an adult and can face up to 4 years in prison.
- Personal Safety - Carrying a knife creates a false sense of security and strength. Is your child more willing to put themselves in dangerous situation because of this.

There is severe consequences should they carry a knife. It can affect their ability to get any job, especially if they have a specific industry they wish to work in. It can also affect families, friends as well as victim's friends, families and individuals as well as the community around.

If you need further support from your local beat team, please don't hesitate to make contact with us and we will help in anyway we can.

PCSO Sarah Baker 6617
Fosse Ward
Hinckley Road Police Station
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Sarah Baker (Police, Police Community Support Officer, West Leicester NPA)
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