People who carry knives for protection are being warned that they are actually putting themselves at greater risk of being injured or killed. Greater Manchester Police is joining other forces across the UK as part of week-long national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of carrying knives. Throughout the week, officers will be carrying out a variety of enforcement and education tactics, including joint Trading Standards visits to shops selling knives, high visibility patrols and presentations in schools.
Police are also warning the friends and families who know their loved ones carry knives could also be prosecuted and sent to prison under the law of ‘joint enterprise’. They are being encouraged to report them and help save lives.