Posted on 28th March 2017
Last June, Will worked with us to help publicise the results of a knife amnesty across the county
Derby County star and England U21 captain Will Hughes has joined forces with us once again and released his own short video to highlight the dangers of carrying a knife.
Last June, Will worked with us to help publicise the results of a knife amnesty across the county. This was part of Project Zao, an initiative that aims to discourage young people in Derbyshire from carrying knives.
Since the amnesty, our Safer Neighbourhood officers from across the county have been visiting schools and speaking to young people about the dangers and consequences of carrying a knife.
Chief Inspector Mick Cooper, who has responsibility for communities and partnerships for policing in Derby, said: “Over the last year our officers have been busy visiting schools and holding a range of events to show and educate young people in the dangers of carrying a knife.
“Will Hughes is a role model for so many young people in the area and it’s great that he is happy to spend the time emphasising the message of Project Zao.”
For further information on Project Zao or if you have any information relating to knife crime in your community you can call your local Safer Neighbourhood team on 101, or send them a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website here.
You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org