Officers visit schools in Stevenage as part of Operation Sceptre
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As part of the national week of action around knife crime, officers from the Stevenage Safer Neighbourhood Team have been visiting primary schools in the town, to help educate children about the dangers of carrying a knife.
Between Monday 15 May and Friday 19 May, officers visited Longmeadow, Broom Barns, Bedwell and Featherstone Wood Primary Schools, to speak to children in year 6 who are about to make the transfer to senior school in September.
Neighbourhood Sergeant Matt Mcginnigle said: “We take knife crime very seriously in Stevenage and know that we have to find effective ways to get the message across to young people about the dangers and consequences of choosing to carry a knife.
“It is important to try and educate children before they become involved. The schools have been very supportive, and we hope this will be a great way to get young people to really think about knife crime and the consequences.”
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