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Operation Talkative - We need your help to tackle knife crime in Warwickshire

We need your help to tackle knife crime in Warwickshire.

Operation Talkative is the forces initiative dedicated to tackling knife crime. As part of a week of action we are urging local people to make the difficult decision to report concerns they have around someone carrying a knife.

Inspector Ben Hembry from Warwickshire Police Safer Neighbourhoods said: “We are committed to considering and developing every piece of intelligence we receive about someone carrying a knife.  Every piece of information provided to us, no matter how small it may seem, could be vital and could potentially save a life.

“It can be a difficult decision to report concerns, especially if it is about a friend or family member. But consider the alternative and ask yourself could you live with yourself if they used the knife to stab someone.

“If you want to remain anonymous you can contact Crimestoppers. Crimestoppers is not the police, they are an independent charity who allow you remain 100% anonymous.”

If you have concerns about someone carrying a knife please report it to www.warwickshire.police.uk/report or call 101. Please quote ‘Op Talkative’ when making the report. If someone is in immediate danger please call 999.

If you would like to remain anonymous you can make a report to the independent charity Crimestoppers at crimestopper-uk.org or by calling them on 0800 555 111.

Throughout the week local people will also be given the opportunity to surrender knives at one of the surrender bins that will be located at our front counters in Leamington, Nuneaton, Rugby and Stratford. These knives can be surrendered anonymously, no questions asked.

Please click on links to see opening times.

Leamington – Warwickshire Justice Centre

Nuneaton – Warwickshire Justice Centre

Rugby Police Station

Stratford Police Station

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