Police find shops willing to sell knives illegally to children in West Yorkshire

Five knives were sold illegally to children when police carried out test purchases this week.

Friday, 16th February 2018, 3:07 pm
Updated Friday, 16th February 2018, 3:10 pm
Some of the knives illegally sold to under 18s at shops tested in West Yorkshire.

Officers sent police cadets aged under 18 into 16 different stores in West Yorkshire to see if staff would sell them a knife, with five shops failing the test.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Gibson said: “It is disappointing that our underage cadets could buy knives in almost a third of shops where we carried out test purchase operations. These knives could seriously hurt someone in the wrong hands.

“We are providing knife crime awareness training to those that failed the test.”

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