Further arrests have been made thanks to officers working for Operation Sycamore, in a bid to tackle knife crime in Greater Manchester.
Many arrests have been made in Trafford which are:
- Three boys aged 15, 16 and 17 years old were arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a knife by Trafford officers following a robbery on Friday 13 September. They have been released on bail.
- An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault whilst in possession of a knife following an incident on Shrewsbury Street in Trafford. He was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Manchester Magistrates today (Monday 16 September).
- Patrols in Trafford arrested a 17-year-old boy and a 22-year-old man following a burglary in Rothiway Road, Trafford on Sunday 15 September. They have been released under investigation.
Through Operation Sycamore, GMP and partners are looking to develop a deeper understanding of the reasons behind why people carry knives within our communities, in order to reduce the number of knife-crime incidents taking place in Greater Manchester.
In a Sale park this afternoon September 16 residents saw a huge gang of teenagers hanging around in Walton Park at around 3.30pm, onlookers saw two guys fighting although no knives were seen in this incident, police came in full emergency mode according to reports.
Looking at the blame game we can point our fingers at the political party here in Trafford who closed down all the youth centres, we can also look at Trafford Labour and what they have done to re-open these youth clubs, all we have seen so far from them is shutting down a road!
More needs to be done for these kids, money obviously is not an issue to Trafford Council who can buy shopping centres and court houses at will.
We think the carrying a knife issue was a copy cat thing from London, since no one needs to carry such weapons here in Trafford.