Police use knife arch in Rotherham schools
Police officers have taken a knife arch into schools in Rotherham today in a bid to identify students carrying blades.
Officers across South Yorkshire are involved in activity this week aimed at reducing knife crime as part of the national Operation Sceptre initiative.
CRIME: South Yorkshire Police tackle knife crime in week-long crackdown The aim is to reduce the number of victims, increase the rate of offenders ‘brought to justice’ and educate young men on the consequences of carrying a knife.
POLICE: All suspects released after questioning over serious attack in Rotherham In a Facebook post, the Rotherham North neighbourhood policing team said that in addition to using the arch in schools, officers have also spoken to students about how the police use ‘stop and search’ powers to identify those walking the streets armed.