Officers were called to Tamworth Skate Park on October 14 at around 5.50pm following reports of youngsters fighting. It was reported some may have been carrying knives and other weapons.
Sergeant Gary Harborow, of the Tamworth Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Knife crime has no place in Tamworth and we are committed to working with partners to stamp it out. Knife incidents though rare, are unfortunately reality for some within our communities in Staffordshire and not an issue we can tackle on our own.
“We are doing lots to tackle knife crime and we are actively pursuing those who intend to cause harm within Staffordshire's communities. We will do all we can to bring offenders to justice, including targeted patrols to localities, however enforcement is just one element of the response needed. Knife crime cannot and must not be treated in isolation.
“We must encourage young people, parents, schools and other public bodies to have conversations about knife crime. It is all about educating children and young people about the risks and dangers of carrying knives and weapons, and the dire consequences doing so could have on their future.
“I specifically appeal to parents – do you know where your children and young people are, and what they are doing?
“To those who are thinking about carrying knives - carrying increases your chances of being stabbed or slashed. The risk is real. Your knife could be used against you #ditchtheblade”
Anyone with any information with regards to knife crime, should message Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter, call 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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