Supermarket Asda has said it is to stop selling single kitcken knifes from sale in its stores by the end of April.
The brand said the decision to stop selling these items comes in response to rising concerns about knife crime in the UK, particularly those involving children and young people.
Commenting on the news, Nick Jones, Senior Vice President of Asda, said: “We strongly believe that we have a responsibility to support the communities that we serve. Whilst we have already taken steps to restrict the sale of knives to ensure that they do not fall into the wrong hands, we felt there was more we could be doing to support those looking at how to bring this issue under control.
“We know single knives are the most common knife products to be stolen and that is why we have chosen to remove these items from our stores. This is an issue that means a lot to our customers and to our colleagues, and we are committed to playing our small part in helping to make our communities safer for all.”
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