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Got a delivery you weren’t expecting?

Dear Residents,


As part of #OpSceptre week, a week of intensified action to reduce knife crime, we’re encouraging all carers and parents to check in with their children. Have they recently used the Amazon account to order something unfamiliar? Have they answered the door to get a parcel and hidden it away?

Online retailers have ID checks and policies on selling weapons and knives. It is illegal to sell a knife to anyone under the age of 18. However, with same-day delivery and locker parcel drops it’s easy for delivery drivers to miss out the ID check of the recipient at the door.

Talk to your child if you see they have ordered knives or a weapon online, or have received a package you were not expecting. It can be difficult but we have plenty of tips and advice available on our website to help you start THAT conversation. Visit our Life or Knife website here

If you discover a knife or weapon, be sure to wrap it up safely and securely. You can then either surrender this over at your local police station or a weapon surrender bin. If you find a kitchen knife or sharp tool in your child’s bedroom make sure it is secured and check your child is unharmed before you talk to them.

If you are concerned about knife crime in your area, or see something suspicious, get in touch today 📲 https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/contact-us or call 101.

Follow your local police social media accounts to keep up to date with the latest advice and information.

Remember in an emergency, call 999.

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Richard Gwynne
(West Midlands Police, Engagement Consultation Officer, Dudley )

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