In St Helens we have taken a serious stance against knife crime, but we think we can do better. Hence we are encouraging our partners to feel confident in reporting all knife crime intelligence to the police, be it linked to adult or child. The police will gladly take action on any information received. This may add information to a case on an individual or location, but more importantly it could save a life.

The police are also happy to provide advice on any knife crime issues you may have.

To make contact or report information


Call:  101, or in an emergency call 999

Social Media: @Merpol on Facebook and Twitter

What will happen

If somebody is suspected (not necessarily proven) to be carrying a knife, the police will issue them with a knife crime warning letter. The aim of the letter is to make them think about the impact carrying knives could have on their life and make informed decisions on their future behaviour. The letter will also offer advice on how to seek support.

Giving advice to others

If somebody approaches you about knife crime please encourage them to report to the police or Crimestoppers UK if they wish to remain anonymous. See the useful links section opposite for the best places to sign post to.