Hartlepool United Football Club support 'Carrying a Blade Doesn't Give You an Edge'
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Footballers Zak Johnson, Manny Onaraise, Pete Jameson, Terrell Agyemang and club captain David Ferguson shared this important message with youngsters in a short film.
Hartlepool Football Club is supporting Cleveland Police's knife crime awareness campaign with the stark message 'Carrying a Blade Doesn't Give You an Edge'.
The campaign is aimed at young people aged 11-24, to raise awareness of the dangers associated with carrying knives or blades, and to show the help and support available to young people who are scared or feel pressured to carry a knife or are scared of being hurt by a knife or other bladed weapon.
Out of 609 crimes involving knives or bladed weapons so far this year (January 1st - August 31st 2023), almost a third of all victims (186) were aged between 11 and 24, whilst 153 of the suspects for these crimes were also under the age of 25.