Test Purchases on websites selling Knives


1. How many test purchases have you conducted on websites selling knives in your area?



2. How many passed and how many failed?

Not applicable


3. The dates of these test purchases?

Not Applicable.


If time permits could you give me data for 2016 and 2017and, if time permits, please also send the same information for physical retail shops in your area.

Please note that enforcement of the Knives Act 1997 is primarily the responsibility of the Police. However in 2017 the Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service assisted Avon and Somerset Police in a test purchase operation whereby 6 out of 10 premises visited illegally sold knives to children volunteers.


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