Schoolgirl, 8, threatened to stab North Yorkshire officer

North Yorkshire Police is providing support to an eight-year-old girl following an incident in which she threatened a police community support officer (PCSO) with a knife while at a primary school.  

Mar 15, 2019
By Tony Thompson

Officers had been called to the school in the Harrogate area last month after the girl produced the 5in kitchen knife in class and made threats to members of the teaching staff.  

The classroom was evacuated, and police were called. Details of the incident came to light earlier this week after one of the officers on the scene, PCSO Matt Murphy, said on Twitter how, when confronted, the girl said she would “stab him in the heart”. 

No one was injured and the knife was recovered.  

Forces cross the country are currently taking part in a week-long national campaign to tackle knife crime. As part of Operation Sceptre, officers will be carrying out high visibility patrols and publicising anti-knife messages in schools and on social media.  

Many forces have also introduced a knife amnesty, leading to hundreds of knives, axes, swords and other weapons being handed in at police stations.  

 

 

Related News

Select Vacancies

Head of Essex Centre for Data Analytics

Essex Centre for Data Analytics

Deputy Chief Constable

Sovereign Base Areas - Cyprus

Superintendents

Warwickshire Police

Constables

Hertfordshire Constabulary

Chief Inspector

Greater Manchester Police

Police Staff Investigator (Designated Powers)

Metropolitan Police Service

Copyright © 2019 Police Professional