POLICE officers in Redditch are educating the public about the dangers of knife crime and are using a ‘knife arch’ to make it clear that such activity will not be tolerated.
Members of the public will be asked to walk through the ‘arch’, which works in a similiar way to airport scanners by detecting metal.
It could be used if officers believe someone is carrying a weapon.
Inspector Mark Chappell, from Redditch’s Safer Neighbourhood Teams, said: “We want to reassure residents who’ve raised concerns about people carrying knives, and that doing so could have fat consequences.
“Our officers are also working closely with schools in the area to try and deter young people from carryign knives by educating children about the dangers and consequences.”