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Operation Sycamore is GMP’s response to tackling serious violent crime, with a focus on knife crime.
The aim of the operation is to prevent and reduce serious violent crime, by disrupting the supply of knives in to the UK, by raising awareness of the dangers of knife crime, and providing young people with positive alternatives to crime.
As part of the operation, officers regularly undertake a range of activity including targeted operations, weapon sweeps, visits to habitual knife carriers, and education sessions in schools to explain the dangers and consequences that come from carrying a knife.
GMP’s commitment to tackling knife crime remains a priority, and we continue to take a community-led approach, working alongside partners in the Greater Manchester Violence Reduction Unit to identify those involved, address the root causes, educate our communities, provide preventative advice and ensure those carrying and using weapons are brought to justice.