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Op Talkative

While knife crime isn’t a significant problem in Stratford there are pockets of problems with young and older people still believing it is acceptable to carry knives. 

Operation Talkative is the force’s initiative dedicated to tackling knife crime. 

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 have concerns about someone carrying a knife please report it to us - either speak to any of your local Safer Neighbourhood Team, report online via; www.warwickshire.police.uk/report or call 101. Please quote ‘Op Talkative’ when making the report. 

However, remember, 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.


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