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.”