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Mansfield Town join campaign to tackle knife crime

23 April 2018

Mansfield Town are supporting the #LivesNotKnives campaign, led by Nottinghamshire Police, in an aim to tackle knife crime.

The campaign highlights the dangers of carrying a knife, with Mansfield, Nottingham Forest and Notts County all uniting in support of the scheme.

It aims to start the conversation about knife crime, and make it clear that carrying a knife is never acceptable.

Nottinghamshire Police visited the club on Friday following the Stags' training session at One Call Stadium.

The county's Police Chief Constable Craig Guildford said: “It’s fantastic to have the support of the football clubs and I’d like to thank them.

“The players are role models for so many people around the region and it’s brilliant that they are backing the campaign and ensuring that they can start a conversation about knife crime.

“Under the slogan of #LivesNotKnives, we want to work together with parents, community groups, schools, health services, local councils and other agencies to make it clear that carrying a knife should never be seen as acceptable and our lives are better without them.”

Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire Police, Paddy Tipping added: “Football brings a lot of people from all different parts of society together and by spreading the word of the #LivesNotKnives campaign, it gives a fantastic opportunity to educate young and old on the negative impact knife crime can have.

“We all have a role to play in stopping the minority of young people carrying knives and getting weapons off our streets.”

For more information, advice and educational videos about the #LivesNotKnives campaign please visit the website:

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