Knife handed in to Ely Police as family is issued with a panic alarm
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A large kitchen knife was handed in to police after a man armed himself following a dispute.
His family have now been issued with a panic alarm as a result.
A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police said: “This large kitchen knife was handed in to our officers from the Community Action Team (CAT) on Saturday evening (6).
“The team acted on intelligence which suggested that a resident in East Cambridgeshire had armed himself with the knife after a previous dispute.
“Two officers visited the man and spoke to him in detail about the risks around carrying knives and the circumstances of the ongoing dispute.
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“The man willingly surrendered the knife. He and his family have been referred to the National Monitoring Online service, who will instead issue them with a panic alarm.”
The incident has prompted police to issue a plea to anybody who knows people who carry weapons, saying public information can help more than people think – it could even save a life.
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• Do you know someone who carries a weapon? Police urge residents to help tackle serious street-based violence and report it by calling 101 or visiting www.cambs.police.uk/report. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.