Ahead of the Report Stage of the Offensive Weapons Bill in the House of Lords on 26 February 2019, the MA has released a statement on Knife Crime Prevention Orders.
Commenting on the introduction of Knife Crime Prevention Orders, John Bache JP, National Chair of the Magistrates Association, said:
'The government has proposed these orders without consulting the magistrates that would be using them. Without full consultation or a firm evidence base to rely on, it is impossible to know that these proposals are what is needed to deal with the current problem.'
The MA's full statement is available here. For further information please contact Jon Collins on 07968 493 098.