Knife crime at the 'highest and most worrying levels' for four decades, says Met Police chief

KNIFE crime is at the “highest and most worrying” level in forty years, the Met Police chief says. But Cressida Dick insisted figures are falling — with knife-related injuries down 15 per cent on last year. She told MPs on the Commons Home Affairs Committee she is “cautiously optimistic” that serious knife crime is stabilising in London and other UK […]

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Knife thug, 18, receives suspended jail term

Smirking at soft justice Britain: Thug, 18, poses for a selfie outside court after dodging prison for a SECOND knife offence amid mounting concerns over soft justice Kyle Davis, 18, received a suspended sentence at Birmingham Magistrates’ court He pleaded guilty to possession of a knife and possession of cocaine  Davis had previously received a police caution for possessing a […]

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‘Knife Asbos’ that carry two years in jail if breached delayed by Lord

‘Knife Asbos’ that carry two years in jail if breached are delayed by Liberal Democrat peer’s concern that the orders would criminalise the young The government has delayed plans for tough ‘knife Asbos’ for youngsters They had proposed banning children as young as 12 from social media But Liberal Democrat peers in the House of Lords opposed the amendment It […]

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Man who killed girlfriend in ‘frenzied’ attack has murder conviction overturned

A former soldier who knifed his British girlfriend more than 30 times in a brutal killing has had his murder conviction overturned. Tour guide Rebecca (Becky) Johnson, from Burntisland, Fife, was stabbed to death by Karel Frybl in a "frenzied attack" in Lapland, Finland, in December 2016. Frybl, 36, inflicted more than 30 wounds to Ms Johnson’s head, back, chest […]

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One dead in Melbourne knife rampage 'terror attack'

Australian media have reported that police believe the attack was terrorism and that the suspect was known to the country’s security agency. Witnesses said the man had parked a vehicle on Bourke Street, a busy shopping area in Australia’s second-largest city, before setting it alight. Police had been called to the car at 4.20pm Friday, local time, by which time […]

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Boy, 17, knifed to death outside south west London Tube station

A 17-year-old boy has died after being stabbed on Friday outside Clapham South tube station, south west London. The station is currently closed and trains are not stopping. Metropolitan Police officers were called to the Tube station in Wandsworth at 4.35pm and forensic officers are currently inspecting the scene. Local roads have also been shut by police. He is the […]

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Bloodbath as knife fight leaves SEVEN hurt and one ‘fighting for life’

Bloodbath in Luton as knife fight in street leaves SEVEN in hospital and one ‘fighting for life’ Police called after ‘large number of individuals fight’ in Saxon Road yesterday Emergency services took some people to hospital for medical treatment Seven people were taken to hospital – including one who was critically injured – after a street brawl in Luton where […]

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Britain's knife epidemic is out of control and we need to fix it as the next generation depends on us

Seize the knives & give our kids hope Knife violence is at a seven-year high. It is the deadliest threat youngsters face. Sajid Javid has listened to our Beat the Blades campaign and is serious about tackling the bloodshed. Cops seized 4,100 lethal blades in a week-long blitz. It will save countless lives. Tomorrow, a second crackdown starts. But it […]

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Man 'armed with a knife' arrested after have-a-go hero villagers disarm suspect near school

Members of the public challenged the suspect in North Kilworth, Leics, at 9am. They wrestled the weapon from his hand before he fled. Cops arrested a 20-year-old man nearby. The drama unfolded close to St Andrew's primary school – although it is understood no threats were made to the school or its pupils. Leicestershire Police said: "We were called at […]

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Knife-detecting arches at Notting Hill Carnival for the first time

Knife-detecting arches are set up for first time ahead of Notting Hill Carnival 2018 as 13,000 police will patrol festival amid wave of violence in London The highest number of officers in six years will be on duty in west London  New knife-detecting arches will be placed strategically to stop weapon use  7,000 ‘violent crime task force’ officers will be […]

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