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'Zero tolerance' for knife crime in Scotland

People found carrying knives in Scotland's town and city centres face harsher sentences under a new "zero tolerance" policy.

Anyone arrested with a knife will be prosecuted before a sheriff and jury, which means they could be sentenced to a maximum of four years in jail.

A pilot scheme which operated in December and January has claimed significant success.

Ch Insp Graham Goulden of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit and anti-knife crime campaigner John Muir spoke to Good Morning Scotland's David Miller about the problem.