Nice Little Shop You Got Here. Be A Shame If Something Was To Happen To It…

January 23, 2013 7 Comments

Knives, blades and ‘BB’ guns are being locked up by Lewisham businesses to help protect the public.

There are 28 businesses – including shops and butchers – which have signed up to a Responsible Retailers Agreement in the fight against knife crime in Lewisham.

Larger kitchen-type knives, lighters and age-restricted toys such as ‘BB’ guns will be kept locked away and out of sight.

I wonder what happens if you don’t decide to sign up..?

And how are butchers supposed to keep knives ‘out of sight’?

Mayor of Lewisham Sir Steve Bullock said: “Reducing knife-enabled crime is a top priority for the Safer Lewisham Partnership.“Removing knives from sale, or making sure that they are securely locked away by retailers, is one means of making sure that people intent on committing crime with a knife have another avenue of causing disruption and harm to our community removed from them.”

Pointless grandstanding.

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7 Responses to Nice Little Shop You Got Here. Be A Shame If Something Was To Happen To It…

  1. PJH
    January 23, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I’m more interested as to why the butchers are selling BB guns… (and, also, why butchers aren’t considered ‘shops’)

    • January 23, 2013 at 11:52 am

      Typical ‘English as she is spoke’ common to so many of our local papers, I suspect…

  2. January 23, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    “”Larger kitchen-type knives, lighters and age-restricted toys such as ‘BB’ guns””

    How are these a danger to the public if they are in a shop but not under lock and key?

    Although many of the modern sheep would have a heart attack just through seeing a BB gun.

    Makes me very sad

  3. January 23, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    I keep my kitchen knife in a drawer. Does that qualify? The howitzer is a bit more difficult.

  4. January 23, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    It’s sheer brilliance. Only a criminal mastermind: a Napoleon of crime, a modern-day Moriarty could overcome the forces of law and order when they are lad and inspired by such intellectual giants.

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  5. nisakiman
    January 23, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Geez, that’s going to be a nightmare for the crims. They’re going to have to stroll over to Greenwich to make their knife purchases now.

    Yup. Lewisham. Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime.

  6. Tatty
    January 24, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    My kitchen drawer will now forever more be considered an arsenal of weapons.

    My oh my…the things I could do with an apple corer and silicone spatula.


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