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Police sponsor Academy football shirts

Nottinghamshire Police have teamed up with Carlton le Willows to showcase the force's knife crime campaign on the front of the Academy football shirts next season.

#LivesNotKnives will be emblazoned on the Year 10 and Year 11 football kits from September to help promote the campaign which has already been backed by all three of Nottinghamshire’s professional football clubs.

Insp Steven O’Neill said: “It’s very important that we continue to spread the message of our #LivesNotKnives campaign and it’s fantastic to have the support of Carlton le Willows school to do that.

“I hope that by having the slogan on their kits, it will help start a conversation amongst students, parents, teachers and the surrounding community as we continue to tackle knife crime.

“The message is clear - there is no need to carry a knife in Nottinghamshire and they are not welcome in our communities. Those closest to you may not carry knives, but it’s still a conversation worth having with them.”

Carlton le Willows Academy Deputy Head Mr Turner said: “The #LivesNotKnives campaign is a really positive message to share, not only with our students but also with the wider community, and we are delighted that our footballers will be wearing these kits next season.”