Police announce new partnership to help combat knife crime

25 February 2020

Police are announcing a new partnership with the online marketplace Wish that will tackle the sale of illegal knives in the UK.

The partnership will see Wish establish a procedure for police to report products they are concerned about to the company, with Wish committing to review all reports and remove any listings where police believe UK laws have been breached.

This follows Wish's move last year to introduce new controls that stop illegal knives from appearing in the search results of customers located in the UK.

Police have prioritised working with online marketplaces on this issue after it emerged that many of the illegal knives being seized by officers were originating from sellers based overseas.

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