Ban on deliveries for knives bought online
Online shoppers will have to collect knives in person rather than having them delivered to their homes under Government proposals to stop sales to children and teenagers.
It is already an offence to sell knives to under-18s but the planned measures will mean they cannot be delivered to private property, such as the buyer’s home. Ministers say this would make it harder for under-age purchases to go undetected following warnings age verification checks can be sidestepped.
Under the plans, anyone who buys a knife on the internet will be required to collect it in person.
Retailers would be responsible for checking the age of all buyers by asking them to show ID.