General Police handing out blunt knives to domestic violence victims to reduce stabbings in the home

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    Victims of domestic violence will have their kitchen knives replaced with blunt utensils to prevent their partners attacking them in their own home.

    Nottinghamshire Police are piloting the scheme where around 100 'no point' knives will be handed to victims who have either been threatened or attacked with a knife.

    Police are concerned about the high level of knife-related incidents that happen in the home, and are hoping the new scheme has the potential to save lives.

    Domestic violence knife crime makes up more than 17 percent of incidents reported to Nottinghamshire Police.

    In 2018/19, out of 900 reports of knife crime, 159 were related to domestic violence.

    Superintendent Matt McFarlane, the new knife crime strategy manager for Nottinghamshire Police, who is overseeing the scheme, said: "We do see a fair amount of knife related incidents in domestic abuse not just on the streets.


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    Some of the 'no point' knives purchased by Nottinghamshire Police
    "This is a measure we need to take. We want to reduce that risk. It is a trial. We have about a 100 of them - and we have so far given out about 50.

    "The knife is blunt at the end - but still functions as a knife - so you can't stab someone.

    "People will stay in a relationship after some serious episodes of domestic abuse. They may stay together for children, get back together, or might get back together when they are out of prison."


    He said the 'no point' knives would generally be handed out in a situation "where a knife had been used or the victim had been threatened on a previous occasion".

    Victims would need to agree to have their knives replaced as it is not mandatory.

    They were purchased by the force as a trial to use in "appropriate high risk domestic situations".

    Supt McFarlane added: "We are trialling it to see if it makes a difference. Sometimes you have to trial things to see if they work. Anything that stops someone being seriously injured is a good idea."

    Mum-of-two Fiona McCulloch, 38, of Chilwell , is a domestic abuse survivor.

    Miss McCulloch said it can be difficult to first notice the signs of abuse as her relationship started with so much love and affection after meeting him in a Nottingham bar.

    Talking about the 'no point' knives, she said: "I think it is 100 percent positive. In a domestic setting if they are determined to hurt you then they will.

    "To have a blunt knife in my situation it would have taken that risk away. It is like you are taking away their options and the more you can take away the better.

    "Sometimes, leaving is not an option.".


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    Superintendent Matt McFarlane of Nottinghamshire Police (left) and a display of 'no point' knives (Image: Nottinghamshire Police)
    Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping welcomed the scheme.

    He said: "Having safer implements in the home can reduce injuries and save lives. It is important that we get the message across that the chance of being stabbed on the streets is low and there is a bigger problem around domestic violence.

    "It is an excellent intiative. Some research shows that women are attacked around 19 times before they leave their home."
     
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    Slashing doesn't kill people effectively and the Romans were the first to systematically train their military to spear and stab instead of slash. Stabbing is also difficult to get someone to do, as evidenced by military records in finding that such habit had to be trained out of the warriors. It naturally grosses most people out to penetrate someone with a knife or spear.

    Weirdly, this might actually save lives but not lower attacks. It also speaks to the difficulty in getting domestic violence victims to leave their situation. Side Note: I've recently been to a training conference that talked about counseling domestic violence victims to do things like 'change their schedule when he's drinking to avoid those high risk times [for abuse and beatings]'. ?? Why not just leave?...I'm still learning.

    It will however make absolute shit cooking utensils as the point of a large and sharp chefs knife allows flexible movement around a piece of food. This will be lost on our limey friends, as none of this can hurt the absolute awful cuisine that comes from knife island regardless.
     
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    Pointy knives are pretty low on the list of deadly weapons in my home.
     
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    Can't they just buy normal knives?
     
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    Shitty cooking = more violence?
     
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    What is worse?
    Death by stabbing or by 1000 cuts?
     
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