‘OUR STREETS will be safer and after a year of hard work we will be finally see them banned once and for all’.
That is the message from West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson who has campaigned to ban Zombie Knives.
Following his successful campaign, anyone found selling or manufacturing the lethal weapons could face up to four years behind bars after the new law comes into effect this week.
The knives – which can be up to 60cm long with names such as Head Spitter and Death Dagger – are often featured in horror movies and advertised as collector’s items.
But West Midlands Police have witnessed a rise in knife-related crimes, including two stabbings in Chelmsley Wood earlier this month, and recorded 155 cases of people in possession of weapons in May 2016.
Home office minister, Sarah Newton said: “This government will act wherever necessary to cut crime and keep our communities safe.
“Zombie killer knives glamorise violence and cause devastating damage – they have no place whatsoever in our society.”