Soaring numbers of children and young people in England are being admitted to hospital with knife wounds, NHS figures reveal.So, anything to be done?
The increase has prompted NHS England to demand a crackdown on shops that illegally sell knives to under-18s.
“Far too many young people are able to buy knives on the high street and we need councils and retailers to work together to stop this”, said Prof Chris Moran, NHS England’s national director for trauma care.Well, I suppose it's something. And the public sector loves doing something. Even if it's an utterly futile thing. Like this one.
Because there's not a house in the land that doesn't have knives in the cutlery drawer.