West Yorkshire Police launch new campaign against knife crime.

The campaign was introduced after statistics showed West Yorkshire had seen the ninth highest increase in knife-related violence. 

By Lauren Halligan and Suzannah Rogerson

The week-long campaign is in response to a rise in knife crime incidents across the UK. West Yorkshire Police are working with staff at licensed premises across the city to promote anti-knife crime messages.

Knife crime is an issue which has risen in recent years, spreading throughout the country. Just last week Jodie Chesney was murdered by a brutal stabbing in East London. Some see it as a form of protection and feel they would be left vulnerable if they weren’t in possession of a weapon.

West Yorkshire Police have introduced this operation to educate businesses and local premises in the city about new ways to detect knives and prevent incidents.

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