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Notts & Derbyshire Police Welcome Changes To Knife Laws

14th July 2021
News, Mansfield, Ashfield, Bolsover

Notts & Derbyshire Police Welcome Changes To Knife Laws

Changes to legislation in the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 mean that from today (July 14) it is now an offence to possess certain items such as knuckledusters, throwing stars and zombie knives, even in private.

Other sections of the act that will commence today include an updated definition of flick knives to reflect changes in weapon designs, and the banning of private possession of flick knives and gravity knives.   

Nottinghamshire Police has vowed to utilise the powers as they will alllow officers to take even more deadly weapons out of circulation in Nottinghamshire and drive down knife crime even further.   

The force will also be working with partners to educate the public and the business community regarding these changes in legislation. 

 Chief Inspector Kathryn Craner, Nottinghamshire Police’s knife crime lead, said: “I very much welcome these additional powers which will ensure we are even better equipped to tackle knife crime, enable us to take even more potentially deadly weapons out of harm's way and prevent them from getting into the wrong people’s hands in the first instance. 

“Our officers have quickly been brought up to speed about these changes and will be making full use of the legislation during their proactive search activity. It will bolster the tireless work we do all year round with our partners to crack down on weapon-related crime and violence and to protect the public. 

“The impact of knife crime can be devastating are we are absolutely determined to use all the powers at our disposal to keep violence levels down. 

“Early intervention remains vital and we continue to work hard every day to help educate vulnerable young people about the dangers of knife crime and encourage them to make good life decisions, diverting them away from violence and criminality."

The rest of the act will commence later in the year, and will bring in new provisions for the control of goods sold online, as well as placing responsibility onto delivery companies to conduct age verification at delivery stage. 

These are important developments that will help the forces to address the growing issue of online sale of knives.   

Police and partners will be working to educate the public and the business community regarding these changes in legislation.   The introduction of such measures will provide us with further means to help deter young people from becoming involved in knife possession and knife crime.

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