As Community Ambassadors at Stourport High we got involved in the West Mercia Police’s campaign Operation Sceptre. We raised awareness and advised fellow students of the consequences of knives through an interactive quiz which we hoped would make everyone aware of the dangers of carrying a knife.
Knife crime has become a real threat nowadays. Did you know 285 people were killed by knives and sharp instruments in 2017/2018? Knife crime is not only murdering someone with the weapon but even threatening someone or having it on you can send you to prison. Possession of a knife carries a prison sentence of up to 5 years even if it’s not used. If you end up using a knife and it kills someone, you can get a life sentence in prison. Prison sentences can impact the rest of your life – you will have a criminal record, you won’t be able to get certain jobs, you might not even be allowed to study certain degrees at Uni and some countries won’t allow you to travel there, even for a holiday.
When you are out in the street it does not mean you will get stabbed every time you walk home or go out but there are things we could all do to prevent another incident happening in the UK such as carrying a personal alarm or yelling loudly to alert people nearby or take defence lessons. To find out more visit: https://www.wikihow.com/Defen d-Against-a-Knife-Attack