UK Police Ruthlessly Mocked for Latest Plan to Stop Knife Violence: Give Blunt Knives to Victims

Posted on June 12, 2019 6:21 pm
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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.

The pilot program will result in 100 “no point” knives being given to individuals who have been attacked or threatened with knives, The Independent reported. The victims would need to consent to having their knives replaced as the program is not mandatory.

Superintendent Matt McFarlane, the new knife crime strategy manager appointed to oversee the scheme, said police “see a fair

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