Poundland announces end to knife sales amid criticism of toy blades

Poundland announces end to knife sales amid criticism of toy blades
 

Poundland has announced it is to stop selling kitchen knives from all its stores by the end of next month as campaigners criticised it for stocking toy blades and meat cleavers for Halloween.
The retailer, which has stores in Carlisle, Workington and Whitehaven, said it would remove kitchen knives from all 755 stores by the end of October "after thoughtful reflection about concerns raised by both communities and colleagues".
Knife crime rose by 16 per cent in one year in England and Wales, with the number of offences involving a knife or sharp instrument jumping to 40,147 in the... read more

 
26 September 2018 in Regional North West , Views: 31
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