The #nomoreknives campaign is helping raise awareness of the consequences of carrying a knife. Knowsley-born Hollywood actor Stephen Graham is supporting the campaign.
Knife crime – the facts and consequences
If you get caught with a knife, you could face a prison sentence of up to five years – that’s just for carrying a knife.
- If you hurt someone with a knife, your sentence will be much longer.
- If you do get caught and sent to prison, the impact isn’t just on you, but also your family and friends. Have you thought about how they would cope without you being around?
- If you get convicted, you’ll have a criminal record and if you are sentenced for more than 30 months, this stays on your record for life.
- You may find it difficult to get a job and criminal records for violence make it harder to get into college or university.
- Plus, travel may be restricted as many countries don’t allow people into their country is they have a criminal record – even if you’re just going on holiday.
- It is an offence to sell a knife to anyone under the age of 18 and buying a knife for someone under 18 is an offence.
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