The police are armed with metal detectors in the last attempt to repress the knife epidemic in the streets of Britain. Midland police carry metal detector wands to thwart the knife crime increase Half of the response cars to carry devices to look for the criminals who hide their weaponsYes come after the region has the highest level of crime knife out of London from
Sophie Law for Mailonline
6:43 am EST, 12 January 2019
6:43 am EST, 12 January 2019
The police will arm metal detectors in an attempt to face a sharp increase in knife crime in the West Midlands. It is the first time that officers are released with "chopsticks" as part of plans to use arrest and search powers to eliminate deadly weapons on the way. Eighty chopsticks will be delivered to the West Midlands police following a recent report by the Ministry of the Interior showing that the region has the highest level of knife crime outside London. And half of all response cars will also bring devices to make it harder for criminals to hide their weapons.
PC Waqass Choudry with one of the metal detector sticks. The police will arm themselves with the devices in an attempt to face a sharp increase in knife crime. Superintendent Chris Todd said, "Response teams across the force region will benefit, but there will be a focus on those working in the top knife crime areas." This investment means that almost half of all our response cars will now wear chopsticks. "It's a move that was taken as part of our broader work to fight knife crime and make it harder for people to hide weapons. . " Chopsticks are effective and search tools and less intrusive for suspects. "I'm not a substitute for a thorough personal research of suspects as they will only detect metal weapons." Fixed metal detectors are already used in the West Midlands police custody blocks when booking inmates and also during dedicated operations but this is the first time it will be equipped with chopsticks.
It is the first time that response agents have been released with "chopsticks" as part of plans to use arrest and search powers – in an attempt to take deadly weapons off the road. The £ 8,000 investment comes from the force fund recovery fund, money that was seized by the criminal police under the Proceeds of Crime Act. West Midlands Commissioner for Police and Crime, David Jamieson, he said: "Sadly knife crime has increased by 75 percent since 2012. It means that the police spend more and more time to tackle the problem." As such, it is important that job officers have the tools to do the work that we expect from them. "That's why I'm fully behind the decision to buy these chopsticks with the knife with the money seized from the criminals.These chopsticks will help the police keep us all safe."
In April, the Ministry of Interior published data showing that the number of knife crimes increased more than the area covered by the West Midlands Police In April, the Home Office published data which show that the number of knife crimes has increased more than the area covered by the West Midlands police. As recent figures show that the knife crime in Birmingham has been at most eight years – 19% since 2017. And the West Midlands have seen the largest increase in knife crime anywhere in the country outside of London, with a total of 52,176 crimes registered in 2017. Meanwhile, knife ownership crimes have also fallen by 159%, according to police data.
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