Amber Rudd outlines new measures to tackle knife crime

Amber Rudd outlines new measures to tackle knife crime

The Home Secretary announced the new measures to buy knives

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

New proposals to be outlined by the Government will ensure online shoppers have to collect knives in person.

While it is already a crime to sell knives to under-18s, now the measures will ensure the merchandise can’t be privately delivered and must be subject to an ID check.

Ministers insist this will frustrate the efforts by under-age individuals to purchase the knives remotely.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced the measure, saying the Government would consult on new legislation.

She said: “What we’re proposing is if you want to buy a knife online, it must be collected from a place and once you show ID.

“There is evidence young people are able to buy knives without ID checks and this has to stop.”