Up to 1,000 people a month are victims of knife crime in London, according to alarming new statistics.
They show that around 400 a month are being injured in attacks — many of them seriously — while others are being threatened. In the first four months of the year, 11 people were murdered in knife attacks. Four teenagers have been stabbed to death so far this year.This is terrible! We must stop and search these kids, says....Camilla Batmanjelly?!?
Camilla Batmanghelidjh, the founder of youth charity Kids Company, also said knife crime levels in London remained very high.
“We do not see any signs that the violence among young people on the street is going down.
"I expect the numbers of young people being injured is probably more than these figures show. Most young people do not turn up to medical services once they have been stabbed. Their anxiety is that police will be called and they will be identified.”
She said her charity used metal detecting knife arches to stop young people bringing knives onto their premises but staff found they were hiding weapons outside.Well, gosh! And yet...
Police in England and Wales need to scale back their use of stop and search, the home secretary, Theresa May, is expected to tell MPs on Tuesday while announcing an overhaul of the powers.
Teresa May, folks....