Frequently Asked Questions
There are lots of different rules about carrying a knife, but for the most part it is illegal to carry a knife in public without a good reason.
It is also illegal to use any knife in a threatening way.
If you are found to be carrying a knife in the UK, there could be serious punishments.
You don’t just have to use a knife to be in trouble. If you are caught carrying a knife you could face up to four years in prison and an unlimited fine.
Wrong! Arteries run through your entire body. If an artery is hit you can bleed to death in less than one minute.
Shallow wounds are also dangerous because they can easily become infected. Blades are not sterile, so they introduce bacteria into the skin, which can lead to potentially fatal conditions like sepsis.
A stop and search is when a police officer stops you or your vehicle and searches you, your vehicle, your clothes or anything you are carrying.
Anybody can be stopped and searched if there is a good reason to suspect you are carrying a weapon or anything else illegal, such as drugs.