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Thames Valley Police's Head of Major Crime raises concerns surrounding knife crime

Thames Valley Police's Head of Major Crime says the national increase in knife crime is his biggest concern.

We've been talking to Detective Superintendent Ian Hunter ahead of him taking questions from the public in a special Facebook Live on Thames Valley Police's page tonight.

He's told us seizing blades, making arrests and careful use of stop and search are all vital - but he says there are things the public can do as well:

"I don't think it's just a policing response, but it's also a whole society response.

"Education and prevention are key - and of course schools, parents and organisations all have a role to play in that."

Detective Superintendent Ian Hunter says there needs to be more work on education and prevention in the community - and he's told us his officers are taking action too:

"I don't think it can ever become the norm for young people to choose to carry a knife.

"If we are going to take knives off the streets, I think disruption, seizure of knives and arrests are an important part of that."

You can find out more information on tonight's Police Facebook Live in the post below.

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