• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Christmas anti-knife campaign

The Lord Advocate has launched a campaign targeting those who carry knives over the festive season.

The drive builds on the zero tolerance knife-crime policy of Frank Mulholland, QC, over last year's Christmas and new year period.

Anyone caught in possession of a knife will be prosecuted before a sheriff and jury. This means offenders face the maximum prison sentence of four years.

Last year's town and city centre campaign saw an 18% reduction in the number of knife-related cases from the same period the previous year.

Mr Mulholland said: "Law enforcement has repeatedly warned of the dangers of carrying a knife.

"If you are thinking of carrying a knife – don't. It is not worth it."

Contextual targeting label: 
Automotive

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

128425