The £1.35 million #KnifeFree campaign aimed at 10 to 21 year olds has been gaining traction recently with adverts appearing in English cities where knife crime is more common.
— Barking and Dagenham (@lbbdcouncil) May 3, 2018
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London has recently adopted the #KnifeFree campaign originally started by The Office of South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commission to react to an outbreak of reported knife violence happening not only in the capital but in most large cities in the UK.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd said; “The emotional stories at the heart of the new Knife Free campaign bring home in powerful fashion just what a far-reaching impact it can have on a young person’s life if they make the misguided decision to carry a knife.
“I hope any young person who is seriously thinking about carrying a knife listens to what the implications can be and realises what options are available if they choose to live knife free.”
The adverts appearing across London on billboards, bus stops and train stations have also been seen online with adverts on Facebook, Twitter and Spotify but they seem to of gone down with some mixed reactions from people.
— Tactical Preppie (@ProlixRedux) April 28, 2018
Great result getting some nasty stuff taken off the streets of #bournemouth today with @PCScottJones @dorsetpolice
Two detained for this haul.. #knifecrime#knifefree#WarOnDrugs#CriminalJustice#dontbelikethem pic.twitter.com/yaOypwiY5L
— PC Kimberley Kuhnert (@kuhk11) May 1, 2018
— Aʟᴀɴ Cʜʀɪsᴛᴏᴘʜᴇʀ (@hulkerine100) May 2, 2018
All of this #knifefree shit is annoying.
Carrying a knife may have nearly cost 'Ben' his life but me not carrying one nearly cost me one.
Fuck off with your knife free bullshit UK. I'd rather carry a knife in my bag for defence than be attacked and not protect myself.
— WOT IN TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION?! (@_TaxationTheft_) April 26, 2018
Talking about the knivecrimes in #London and crimes in #Amsterdam & the #knifefree movement in the UK trying to #empower young people to live knifefree. https://t.co/i4l8cos0S2 #holendrechtswazoom #anansiswazoom #kori #livingknifefree @Erasmus_Project pic.twitter.com/FH1RZKENK3
— Interlock Foundation (@InterlockFound1) April 29, 2018
What a load of bullshit #knifefree is, I hope Ben's fuckin bike gets the tires slashed by some fuckin idiot.
— Cute Trap Chicken (@sentorgaye) April 24, 2018
— Baba Yaga (@WhirlwindWisdom) May 1, 2018
Minister for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability Victoria Atkins said; “This powerful new campaign will highlight the tragic consequences of carrying a knife and challenge the idea that young people are safer if they carry one.”