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Cambs Cops Our Stories Podcast

Episode 6: Knives ruin lives

In October 2019 30-year-old Alex Fitzpatrick was fatally stabbed 15 times on a St Neots street in front of loved ones.

At the Old Bailey last year, 33-year-old Robert Parkins was found guilty, by a unanimous jury of Alex’s murder and jailed for 19 years.

Here we speak to Sergeant Amanda Rossiter, who was one of the first on the scene, about the fateful day and the dangers of carrying knives.

Listen to or read Episode 6

‘Cambs Cops: Our Stories’ is the force’s first true crime podcast series, providing an insight into policing in Cambridgeshire.

This podcast is available to watch and listen via the media player with subtitles included. A written transcript of the episode is also available via the link below.

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Report knife or gun crime

If you need to share information with us or have any concerns about knife and gun crime, please report a concern to us online or call 999 in an emergency.

You can also report anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers.

Knife and gun crime is relatively rare in Cambridgeshire. We offer advice and information to help prevent knife and gun crime and educate members of the public.


Offensive Weapons Act

It is now illegal to own a number of different weapons, including various types of knives, following a ban introduced by the Government.

The ban was introduced in July 2021 and includes items such as cyclone knives, spiral knives and rapid fire rifles.

It was previously illegal to be in possession of items such as these in public, but the law has been updated to make it illegal to own them in private as well.

Visit the Government website for more information and a list of the banned items


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