Tour guides in a sleepy British market town were given dagger jackets, although ferocious locals claim that visitors will be repulsed.

Information officers received protective gear, as well as cameras and radios to combat antisocial behavior in King's Lynn.

    King & # 39; s Lynn Tour Guides Received Vests

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King & # 39; s Lynn Tour Guides Received VestsCredit: Albanpix

The so-called "street guards" are supposed to give indications and inform the tourists en masse about the market towns, but the protective bulletproof vests aroused indignation.

Furious residents of the city of Norfolk, worshiped by Kate Middleton, who is close to her family home, Anmer Hall, say that the stab jackets make the area a "no-go zone".

Marcus Hopkins wrote on Facebook: "At least, hide vests under other clothes, this gives the city the appearance of a forbidden zone (what it does not look like). is not)."

Another review published an image of the Hot Fuzz movie, showing Simon Pegg and Nick Frost dressed in protective jackets against an exploding background.

"People have no advantage to upset anyone"

Others have suggested that vests were needed while Britain was trying to combat the growing epidemic of knife crimes – while West Norfolk had much lower statistics than the rest of the country.

Local musician Gary Smith, 53, said, "The city's rangers are needed because you rarely see the police and you never see a PCSO anymore, because Norfolk has eliminated them."

He added: "There are people around who do not hesitate to stab someone."

The two street guards were introduced in April, but it is only recently that they started wearing the vests.

The same is true in other cities in the United Kingdom, including Ipswich, Derby and York.

They work for Discover King's Lynn, an organization run by business leaders.

Crime outbreak of knife

The system manager, Vicky Etheridge, said the companies had asked officers to wear them "because they seemed more authoritarian."

Melanie Ferguson-Allen, of the private company Partnerships for Better Business, said: "It's not because someone wears a vest, that it's a dangerous place."

The alarming figures released this week have revealed that knife crime is growing faster in London's cities and suburbs.

The figures obtained by the BBC show that Manchester, Liverpool, Blackpool and Slough are more affected by the crimes with the knife than certain districts of the capital.

Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham and Reading are also among the 25 most dangerous places.

In London, the neighborhoods of Westminster, Hackney, Haringey, Newham, Lewisham and Tower Hamlet are more widespread than in the suburbs of the suburbs.

Incidents are less frequent in Richmond, Sutton, Bromley, Barnet and Merton – and are now overtaken by other British cities.

In Lancashire, the number of knife crimes has doubled in the past five years, after 981 incidents reported in 2018.

Meanwhile, the number of knife possession in Scotland continues to increase, with figures indicating that more than 2,300 crimes were reported in 2018.

    The move provoked outrage among locals

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The move provoked outrage among localsCredit: Albanpix
    Street rangers are there to inform tourists

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Street rangers are there to inform touristsCredit: Albanpix
    But they received protective vests and body cams

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But they received protective vests and body camsCredit: Albanpix
    The number of crimes committed with a knife in other parts of the country is increasing faster than in some London boroughs

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The number of crimes committed with a knife in other parts of the country is increasing faster than in some London boroughs
    Anmer Hall, the rural retreat of Kate and William in Norfolk, England, is close to King's Lynn

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Anmer Hall, the rural retreat of Kate and William in Norfolk, England, is close to King's LynnCredit: Alamy