TAKING KNIVES OFF THE STREETS
The latest Operation Sceptre saw more than 210 knives and other potentially dangerous items taken into police possession in our area ranging from kitchen knives to machetes and swords- making it another success story in the clampdown on knife crime and violence.
Knife crime is real - but there is lots happening in our region to drive it down and keep our region a safe one. My Violence Reduction Unit team will keep getting in front of kids in schools and educating them on the realities, the dangers and the devastation having a knife in your pocket can bring too.
The fight against knife crime here in the North East will not stop.