Anti knife crime cam­paign suc­cess

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

A KNIFE crime cam­paign made good progress after suc­cesses in the town.

Of­fi­cers said that six vis­its to ha­bit­ual knife car­ri­ers in the Hinck­ley area helped ed­u­cate them on the dan­gers of car­ry­ing knives.

The week-long op­er­a­tion was in­tended to re­duce knife crime by tar­get­ing those who carry weapons and dis­rupt the sup­ply of knives avail­able to use.

It formed part of na­tional Op­er­a­tion Scep­tre.

Plain clothed of­fi­cers from the Neigh­bour­hood Polic­ing and Pri­or­ity teams con­ducted a num­ber of tar­geted pa­trols in lo­cal parks in and around Hinck­ley.

Sergeant Glen Ice­ton, who helped co­or­di­nate the op­er­a­tion, said: “We’re al­ready see­ing re­sults from our tar­geted work and will con­tinue to work hard to catch those with no re­gard for the law.”

Of­fi­cers were in other parts of Le­ices­ter­shire through­out the week.

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