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Monday, 25 January 2021

Police patrol Compton Acres to tackle knife crime, ASB and drug use

Officers have been out on patrol in parks and green spaces, including around the Compton Acres precinct and paths.

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Targeted patrols in Rushcliffe area during week of action to combat knife crimeTargeted patrols aimed at reducing the impact of knife crime have been taking place in the Rushcliffe area as Nottinghamshire Police continues its work to remove knives from our streets and keep people safe.

Officers have been out on patrol in parks and green spaces, including around the Compton Acres precinct and paths yesterday following recent reports of knife-related anti-social behaviour and drug taking.

Inspector Craig Berry, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Operation Sceptre builds on the year-round work which the force is already undertaking, working closely with partners, as part of our shared commitment to reducing knife crime in our communities even further.

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“The Rushcliffe Neighbourhood Team and Reacher Team have been patrolling our parks and public spaces and officers will be working with local schools to educate young people of the dangers and consequences of carrying a knife before it’s too late.

“Knives and dangerous weapons have no place on our streets and we are determined to reduce the risk of knife-related harm by working together with our partners and local communities.

“Anyone with any information about knife crime in their area should call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency, always dial 999.”