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Create a new court order to target known knife carriers

Last updated 4 years ago

Police will be empowered by a new court order to target known knife carriers, making it easier for officers to stop and search those convicted of knife crime.

Conservative Party Manifesto 2019, p.18

Our verdict

  • This a commitment to introduce a new court order extending police powers to stop and search individuals previously convicted of knife crime.
  • From 14 September to 8 November 2020, the government held a consultation on the design of Serious Violence Reduction Orders – the subtitle of the consultation document is identical to the wording used in this policy, “A new court order to target known knife carriers”.
  • The consultation is a first step towards fulfilment and feedback is currently being analysed, so this policy is ‘in progress’.

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