Almost 100 crimes in Dartford were committed using weapons in the past year, News Shopper can reveal.
The campaigning mother of Sidcup knife victim Rob Knox says she is not surprised by the figure, obtained through a Freedom of Information request.I'm not surprised by the figure, either. Though for a very different reason:
She told News Shopper: “From working on the ground with young people it does not surprise me at all, to be quite honest.
“I always say to the kids, 'put your hand up if you know someone who carries a knife'.
“And whatever area, whatever school, be it boys or girls, in what can be perceived a good area, at least 50 per cent of them would put their hand up.
“So this figure doesn’t surprise me at all. It’s quite upsetting.”Well, you see, Mrs Knox, there's really no consequences to carrying knives any more The government you cosy up to tells you there is, and promises new legislation, but like all their promises, these prove to be worthless.
Mrs Knox added: “It’s a real uphill battle but I can’t give up.”Oh, you might as well. The police have, and who can blame them?