Knife crime

Carrying a knife is illegal and anyone who is caught carrying a knife will be arrested.

Being threatened or injured by someone using a knife is extremely frightening and so is witnessing any situation involving knife crime.

If you have been left hurt or upset following a crime we are here to support you. We provide emotional support, guidance and practical help to make sure you can move on.

Our specially trained counsellors will be able to find the right support for you in a way that works for you.

Depending on your circumstances we may also be able to provide safety equipment such as personal alarms, doors or window locks to help you feel safe again.

It doesn’t matter if you haven’t reported the crime to the police but if you would like to, we can help with that too.

Whether you have been affected recently or in the past, we are here – to talk, to listen, for advice, for help.

All of our services are free and confidential, please get in touch.

Staying safe

Lancashire Constabulary have provided the following guidance on their website to help you protect yourself from harm:

If you feel you are in immediate danger from knife crime there are a number of steps you can take to protect yourself:

  • Move away from the situation towards a public place (shop, house, restaurant etc.) as quickly as possible.
  • Make as much noise as you can.
  • Instead of carrying a knife, carry a personal alarm.
  • Don’t fight back.