Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East and Pat McFadden MP, have recently written to the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, to urge the government to ban the sale of so-called “zombie knifes” that people can still purchase legally and that are helping to fuel violent crime in our communities.Emma said, “These knifes have one purpose that is to maim, injure and even kill and they have no place on our streets. The Express and Star have conducted an investigation which showed that a loophole in the law means that people can buy these deadly knifes with only cursory identification checks in place. We are campaigning for these loopholes to be closed.

“The letter we received from the government in response from the Crime and Safeguarding Minister was disappointing and doesn’t go far enough.”

You can read the Express and Star story here: https://tinyurl.com/ybx7uz72

You can see the full text of our letter to the Home Secretary and the Home Office response below.