Sign up for our daily newsletter

Got a story? Email us: news@gedlingeye.co.uk

THE VOICE OF GEDLING BOROUGH SINCE 2015

11.2 C
Gedling

Netherfield shops fail under-18s knife stings by police

Bookmark

Shops in Netherfield sold knives to people under 18 during a test purchase operation by Nottinghamshire Police.

A total of 35 shops were visited in the city and Netherfield area during the operation in June and July.

It is a criminal offence to sell a knife to a person under the age of 18 and the shops that failed the test purchase will now be investigated and face prosecution.

This is the third year that Nottinghamshire Police has run such an operation, making use of young people under the age of 18 to act as a customer and attempt to buy a knife.

- Advertisement -

The fail rate of 25 per cent is an improvement on the fail rate of 45 per cent in 2015 and 44 per cent in 2016.

Sergeant Heather Sutton, of Nottinghamshire Police’s Knife Crime Team, said: “We know knives can be easy to come by and this operation is a small aspect of our multi-faceted approach to combating knife crime.

“We are pleased to see the steps the shops within Nottingham have taken to prevent knives getting into the hands of children, and will work with those who failed the operation to prevent them from making illegal sales again. Our proactive and preventative activity around knife crime will continue.”

We urge anyone who has any information about knife crime to report it to Nottinghamshire Police on 101.

You can also report anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via the online form www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Spotted something? Got a story? Email our newsdesk news@gedlingeye.co.uk

Read more from Gedling Eye

Get your daily news briefing every evening…

Sign up for our daily news email and receive Gedling borough news direct to your email inbox in the early evening, to read at your leisure on your desktop, tablet or mobile wherever you are.

We don’t spam and you'll only receive one email a day

Join the discussion

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

ADVERTISEMENT

Stories you may have missed...