Urgent meeting held to tackle knife concerns

Alleyway incident: Police and the council are working to address issues

Alleyway incident: Police and the council are working to address issues

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An urgent multi-agency meeting was held this week to discuss knife crime and how best to warn young people of the dangers of carrying knives.

The meeting, held at the Civic Centre, Twickenham, on Monday, May 19, was in response to various incidents involving knives in the past month.

Richmond Council will work with police, schools and colleges in coming weeks and months to raise awareness of the danger of knives.

Police installed a temporary knife arch at Richmond College for all staff and students on Wednesday, May 21.

A statement from the college said: “Over the years, the college has developed a good working relationship with the local police and works collaboratively on a number of crime prevention campaigns and the day to day safety for the community.

“Although this initiative is a result of last week’s incident, the installation of temporary knife arches is part of the college’s planned crime prevention campaign and they will be installed again on a temporary basis in the future.”

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10:48pm Mon 26 May 14

sweeneyted says...

The knife arches should be made a permanent feature at the college, and the college should pay for security guards at Twickenham Station to supervise the students in the morning/afternoon busy periods. Better still move the college to more appropriate site and use the space for much needed secondary and primary school provision. Haymarket doesn't care what gets built at Egerton Road as long as they get a bung from the council.
The knife arches should be made a permanent feature at the college, and the college should pay for security guards at Twickenham Station to supervise the students in the morning/afternoon busy periods. Better still move the college to more appropriate site and use the space for much needed secondary and primary school provision. Haymarket doesn't care what gets built at Egerton Road as long as they get a bung from the council. sweeneyted
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