Nottinghamshire Police is piloting a scheme where victims of domestic violence will have their kitchen knives replaced with blunt utensils, to help stop partners attacking them in their own home.
Around a hundred “no-point” knives will be given to victims who have either been threatened or attacked with a knife.
It comes as police say they’re concerned about the high numbers of knife-related incidents in the home. They say the new scheme could help save lives.
“We are trialling it to see if it makes a difference. Sometimes you have to trial things to see if they work.
Anything that stops someone being seriously injured is a good idea.”
– Superintendent Matt McFarlane, the new knife crime strategy manager for Nottinghamshire Police
I am too tired to try to come up with a rationalization for this. I’ve got nothing.