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Chief Constable of Staffs police on tackling knife crime

The newly installed Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police Gareth Morgan says they will continue working with other partners to get their message across about the dangers of knife crime.

A week long knife amnesty is currently taking place, last year over 1,100 knives were handed in while crime dropped 18 per-cent.

However the use of knives in all crimes has continued to increase with a 16 per-cent increase on the year before.

Figures also show 70 per-cent of people admitted to A&E with knife injuries are stabbed with their own knife.

Special knife bins have been set up across the county for people to handed their bladed instruments in.

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