A ban on so called ‘zombie killer’ knives comes into force this week as part of a Government crackdown on violent crime. The knives, which have a particular style and shape inspired by horror films, described as glamorising violence, and the Government has banned them saying they have “no place whatsoever in our society.” It is already illegal in the UK to carry a knife and this ban will see sellers and makers of such knives face up to four years in prison.
Burton’s Member of Parliament, Andrew Griffiths, has welcomed the ban saying, ‘I am pleased tough action is being taken against individuals that possess these knifes. Having been a member of the committee that approved the ban it is good to see it come to fruition and it is only right a total ban is rigorously enforced. Everyone has the right to feel safe and I know Staffordshire Police are working around the clock to ensure that any forms of weapons are removed from our streets.”
Staffordshire Police encourage anyone who may know or suspect someone of carrying, even making knives such as zombie knives to contact either the police on 101 or the independent charity, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. All calls remain anonymous and confidential.