Blunt Knives Plan From UK Police Earns Ruthless Mockery
Blunt Knives Plan From UK Police Earns Ruthless Mockery.
In response to skyrocketing levels of knife crime in the United Kingdom, Nottinghamshire Police unveiled this week an unorthodox plan to offer blunt knives to victims of domestic violence to replace the sharp ones currently in their homes.
Superintendent Matt McFarlane, the new knife crime strategy manager appointed to oversee the scheme, said police “”see a fair amount of knife-related incidents in domestic abuse, not just on the streets.””
More than 17 percent of all incidents reported to Nottinghamshire Police involve domestic violence knife crime.
A “”pointless”” knife crime scheme?
Some, like Paddy Tipping, the Nottinghamshire Police and crime commissioner who called the plan an “”excellent initiative,”” have expressed their support.
Nottinghamshire Police’s blunt knives scheme not the first to earn ridicule.