Trafford Council and Greater Manchester Police have launched a series of initiatives to tackle knife crime in the borough as part of the ongoing Operation Sycamore campaign – GMP’s response to tackling serious violent crime, with a particular emphasis on knife crime. One of the aims of the operation is to understand the causes of knife crime, with a particular focus on the younger members of our communities.
The week of action, which takes place from Monday 20 January until Friday 24 January, will focus on promoting the initiatives which are aimed at preventing young people from getting involved in knife crime, largely through education and advice sessions. Staff from Trafford Trading Standards and GMP will be carrying out educational visits with retailers to advise them of the law and the consequences of knife sales to underage people.
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