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READ | Millers backing SYP's Week of Action to Counter Knife Crime

12 March 2019

Rotherham United are proud to be supporting South Yorkshire Police’s National Week of Action to Counter Knife Crime.

The Millers are backing the SYP initiative which runs from the week beginning 11th March and is targeted at tackling knife crime, implementing a week of enforcement and educational activities as part of the national drive.

The week of action is an extension of Operation Sceptre which was launched in July 2015 with the aim of reducing knife crime and the number families affected by knife crime across the whole of London. The launch was designed to coincide with new legislation that means that those convicted of carrying a knife for the second time will face a mandatory custodial sentence. Operation Sceptre seeks to target not only those who carry and use knives, but also the supply, access and importation of weapons.


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