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Create a new court order to target known knife carriers

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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.
  • On 14 September 2020, the government opened a consultation on the design of Serious Violence Reduction Orders – the subtitle of the consultation document is identical to the wording of this policy, “A new court order to target known knife carriers”.
  • The consultation is a first step towards fulfilment, so this policy is ‘in progress’.

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