How Leicestershire Police plans to tackle knife crime after spate of stabbings in city
Police have launched a campaign to tackle the scourge of knife crime.
Leicestershire Police said officers are increasing patrols in areas where they believe people may be carrying knives. Stop and search powers will be used on suspects.
Some suspects will also be visited at home.
Metal detector arches will be used by officers in the city centre to check for anyone carrying a bladed instrument.
A knife amnesty will be begin on Thursday (20 Oct) with bins installed in six police stations. Police said people could leave knives without fear of arrest.
The force said knife crime has remained at... read more
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