Save a life: Public urged to help police tackle knife crime
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Police in Warwickshire are appealing to the public to help as they launch Operation Talkative aimed at tackling knife crime.
They are asking anyone with information or concerns about someone carrying a knife to report it to police or tell a teacher; the information provided might help save someone’s life.
Safer Neighbourhood Inspector, Ben Hembry, said: “If you know someone is carrying a knife you’ve got two choices; you can ignore it and hope for the best, or you can report it and potentially save a life.
“It is important to have difficult conversations and make difficult decisions. The alternative to not telling the police or another responsible adult is potentially visiting your friend in hospital or going to their funeral.
“Ask yourself the question, if you knew your friend was carry a knife and they used it injure or kill somebody, could you live with yourself?
“Operation Talkative is our commitment to tackling the problem of people carrying knives. To do this we need to know the scale of the problem, and we can only do this with the support of the public.
“Every piece of information counts, and it could help to save a life.”
If you have information or concerns about someone carrying a knife, please report it to police by going to www.warwickshire.police.uk/report or call 101. If someone is carrying a knife on them at the current time, then call 999.
If you wish to remain anonymous you can report to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org
When making a report please quote Operation Talkative.