Rus­sell wel­comes knife crime drop

The Oban Times - - News -

MSP FOR Ar­gyll and Bute, Michael Rus­sell, has wel­comed the news that crimes of han­dling an of­fen­sive weapon have fallen 64 per cent in the area.

The sta­tis­tics cover knife crimes.

Mr Rus­sell said: ‘ These strong sta­tis­tics are tes­ta­ment to the hard-work of our po­lice of­fi­cers and all of those peo­ple who sup­port them in keep­ing our com­mu­ni­ties safe.

‘Fewer young peo­ple are now con­victed of car­ry­ing a knife – it is im­por­tant that we con­tinue to ed­u­cate young peo­ple about the se­ri­ous con­se­quences of car­ry­ing knives.’

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