Knife crime

Friday, August 23, 2019

Friday, August 23, 2019

Four-year-old caught carrying knife at school

Four-year-old caught carrying knife at school

More than 1,000 children were caught carrying knives in schools last year - with the youngest aged just four, new figures show.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019

Home Office knife attack suspect named

Home Office knife attack suspect named

Dominic Hornberger has been charges with grievous bodily harm and possession of a knife in a public place.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Friday, August 16, 2019

Knife attacker ‘wanted to kill English people’

Knife attacker ‘wanted to kill English people’

A man embarked on a mission to 'kill English people” has been jailed for 21 years for attempted murder.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Man stabbed outside Home Office

Man stabbed outside Home Office

A man has been arrested and the Home Office put on lockdown after a stabbing outside the government building in Westminster.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Chicken box knife-crime plans 'crude and offensive'

Chicken box knife-crime plans 'crude and offensive'

Plans by the Home Office to put anti-knife messages on fried chicken boxes have been slammed as “embarrassing”, “offensive” and “racist”.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Murder witness: Teen victim screamed ‘help me’ moments before death

Murder witness: Teen victim screamed ‘help me’ moments before death

A 16-year-old boy who was stabbed to death in north-west London was being chased by three men with machetes, according to a witness.

Teenagers on trial for murder after youth centre stabbing

Teenagers on trial for murder after youth centre stabbing

Two teenagers are on trial for murder after 23-year-old Glendon Spence was stabbed to death at a south London youth centre.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Friday, August 9, 2019

Police officer attacked with machete named as PC Stuart Outten

Police officer attacked with machete named as PC Stuart Outten

The family of 28-year-old PC Outten said they are "incredibly proud" of the bravery he showed after he was stabbed with a machete.

Man, 56, charged after machete attack on police officer

Man, 56, charged after machete attack on police officer

Muhammed Rodwan will appear in court charged with attempted murder after a policeman was stabbed in the head in Leyton, east London.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Stab victim's mother: 'Peaky Blinders contributor to knife crime'

Stab victim's mother: 'Peaky Blinders contributor to knife crime'

A mother has told Julia Hartley-Brewer that shows like Peaky Blinders contribute to the "negative imagery" influencing youngsters.

Sharp rise in women and girls caught with knives

Sharp rise in women and girls caught with knives

Knife possession offences committed by women and girls in England have risen by at least 10 per cent each year since 2014.

Police officer critical after being stabbed in head with machete

Police officer critical after being stabbed in head with machete

A police officer is in a critical condition after being stabbed a number of times with a machete in a "sudden and brutal attack" in east London.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Friday, August 2, 2019

New footage released in north London stabbing case

New footage released in north London stabbing case

Police have released new footage of the getaway car believed to have been driven by those who stabbed and killed a man in north London.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Kit Malthouse calls for increase in stop and search

Kit Malthouse calls for increase in stop and search

He said a rise in knife crime can be combatted with an increase in stop and search in concert with Boris Johnson’s police recruiting drive.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Friday, July 26, 2019

Man who went on stabbing spree at GP surgery sentenced

Man who went on stabbing spree at GP surgery sentenced

A man has been sentenced to an indefinite hospital order after attacking patients at two London health centres.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Boy sentenced for lying to police after Yousef Makki death

Boy sentenced for lying to police after Yousef Makki death

A 17-year-old boy has admitted perverting the course of justice after the death of teenager Yousef Makki.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Monday, July 15, 2019

Rise in fatal stabbings 'side effect of austerity', says Sadiq Khan

Rise in fatal stabbings 'side effect of austerity', says Sadiq Khan

The London Mayor said new data published by City Hall showed a "direct link" between poverty and knife crime.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Friday, July 12, 2019

Teenager cleared of murdering school friend with flick knife

Teenager cleared of murdering school friend with flick knife

A 17-year-old boy has been cleared of murdering his grammar school friend with a flick knife during a fight.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Baby son of murdered pregnant woman Kelly Mary Fauvrelle dies

Baby son of murdered pregnant woman Kelly Mary Fauvrelle dies

The newborn son of a pregnant woman who was murdered in south London on Saturday has died in hospital.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Man accused of train stabbing was paranoid schizophrenic, court hears

Man accused of train stabbing was paranoid schizophrenic, court hears

Man accused of train stabbing was paranoid schizophrenic, court hears

A man accused of murdering a fellow train passenger was paranoid schizophrenic and struggled on public transport, a court has heard.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Jurors watch video of 'frenzied' train passenger stabbing

Jurors watch video of 'frenzied' train passenger stabbing

Jurors watch video of 'frenzied' train passenger stabbing

Jurors have watched shocking video of a "quick and frenzied" fatal attack on a train passenger.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

London suffers fifth killing in six days after triple stabbing

Fifth man killed in London in six days after triple stabbing

Fifth man killed in London in six days after triple stabbing

A man has died following a triple stabbing in north London - the fifth killing in the capital in six days.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Boy stabbed more than 20 times in ‘horrific’ knife attack

Boy stabbed more than 20 times in ‘horrific’ knife attack

Boy stabbed more than 20 times in ‘horrific’ knife attack

A 15-year-old boy is fighting for his life after he was stabbed more than 20 times.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Monday, June 17, 2019

Donald Trump brands Sadiq Khan ‘a disaster’

Donald Trump: Sadiq Khan is ‘a disaster’

Donald Trump: Sadiq Khan is ‘a disaster’

The US president has described the Mayor of London as “a disaster” following a spate of attacks in the capital.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Use of stop and search up 400 per cent in London

Use of stop and search up 400 per cent in London

Use of stop and search up 400 per cent in London

The number of stop and searches under enhanced police powers has increased by 423 per cent in a year in London.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Monday, May 20, 2019

One in four young people feel unsafe where they live, study finds

One in four young people feel unsafe where they live, study finds

One in four young people feel unsafe where they live, study finds

Almost one in four (24 per cent) of young people say they feel at risk because of violence in their community, according to the Prince's Trust.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Labour MP: ‘Youth workers are key’ to tackling knife crime

Labour MP: ‘Youth workers are key’ to tackling knife crime

Labour MP: ‘Youth workers are key’ to tackling knife crime

The chair of the all-party parliamentary group on knife crime has said that youth workers are “absolutely key” to tackling the rise in knife crime.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019

Boy accused of murdering Yousef Makki to appear in court

Boy accused of murdering Yousef Makki to appear in court

Boy accused of murdering Yousef Makki to appear in court

A 17-year-old boy accused of murdering grammar school pupil Yousef Makki in a knife attack is to appear in court today.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Man found guilty of attacking four officers after fake 999 call

Student guilty of knife attack on police after fake 999 call

Student guilty of knife attack on police after fake 999 call

A university drop-out has been found guilty of a knife attack on four police officers after they responded to a fake 999 call. 

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Ex-Chief Prosecutor: ‘Mental health plays significant part’ in rising knife crime

Ex-Chief Prosecutor: ‘Mental health plays significant part’ in rising knife crime

Ex-Chief Prosecutor: ‘Mental health plays significant part’ in knife crime

Nazir Afzal, a former Chief Prosecutor of North West England, has said that mental health issues "play a significant part" in the rise of knife crime.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019

Man charged with attempted murder after five knife attacks in Edmonton

Man charged with attempted murder after five knife attacks in Edmonton

Man charged with attempted murder after five knife attacks in Edmonton

A man has appeared in court charged with five counts of attempted murder after a series of stabbings in north London.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Legalising drugs would ‘significantly reduce’ street violence

Legalising drugs would ‘significantly reduce’ street violence

Legalising drugs would ‘significantly reduce’ street violence

The former Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has said that legalising drugs would “significantly reduce” street violence.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Man arrested over latest Edmonton stabbing

Man arrested over latest Edmonton stabbing

Man arrested over latest Edmonton stabbing

A man in his 30s has been arrested by police investigating a stabbing in Enfield, north London on Tuesday, the Metropolitan Police has said.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

Crime

'Legal duty' to report knife crime is government 'passing the blame'

'Legal duty' to report knife crime is government 'passing the blame'

Teachers, nurses and police officers could be held accountable for failing to "spot warning signs" of violent crime among young people, under government plans announced today.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Stop and Search

'Craven' reduction of stop and search has led to knife crime crisis

'Craven' reduction of stop and search has led to knife crime crisis

A former Scotland Yard Detective Chief Inspector has welcomed suggestions that school pupils could be subject to stop and search in an attempt to tackle knife crime.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Cocaine users have 'blood on their hands' for fuelling knife crime

Cocaine users have 'blood on their hands' for fuelling knife crime

Cocaine users have 'blood on their hands' for fuelling knife crime

Cocaine users have "blood on their hands" and should be fined up to 100 per cent of their income if caught in possession, MPs have heard.

Tory MP: Teenagers at risk of knife crime should protect themselves 'by being fitter’

Tory MP: Teenagers could protect themselves from knife crime with self defence

Tory MP: Teenagers could protect themselves from knife crime with self defence

Conservative MP Christopher Chope has said teenagers at risk of knife crime should learn self defence rather than carry a knife.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

Theresa May faces criticism over knife crime summit date

Theresa May faces criticism over knife crime summit date

Theresa May faces criticism over knife crime summit date

Theresa May was accused of breaking a promise to knife crime victims over the time taken to organise a Downing Street summit.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019

Knives sale

Knives 'sold illegally to young people' by online retailers

Knives 'sold illegally to young people' by online retailers

Half of online retailers tested are breaking the law by selling blades without age checks, according to the trading standard watchdog. 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Knife tweet

MP admits his GPS knife idea 'probably s**t'

MP admits his GPS knife idea 'probably s**t'

The Conservative MP who suggested that all knives should be equipped with GPS trackers to combat knife crime has admitted it was “probably a s**t idea".

Knife offences hit highest level in a decade

Knife offences hit highest level in a decade

The number of criminals caught with knives or dangerous weapons has hit its highest level in nearly a decade, according to official figures.

Theresa May has shown ‘contempt for policing’

Theresa May has shown ‘contempt for policing’

Theresa May has shown ‘contempt for policing’

The national chairman of the Police Federation has said it is “clear” that the home secretary had fought for the £100million extra funding announced on Wednesday, because Theresa May has shown “nothing but contempt for policing”.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

knife crime

London schools cannot tackle knife crime alone, Ofsted says

London schools cannot tackle knife crime alone, Ofsted says

The education watchdog has called for "multi-agency partnerships" to help bring instances of knife crime down.

Shop owner offers ‘safe space’ in campaign against knife crime

Shop owner offers ‘safe space’ in campaign against knife crime

Shop owner offers ‘safe space’ in campaign against knife crime

The owner of a clothes shop in south east London is offering refuge to teenagers who fear they may be a victim of knife crime.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

Boy due in court charged with murder of Jodie Chesney

Teen due in court charged with murder of Jodie Chesney

Teen due in court charged with murder of Jodie Chesney

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of Jodie Chesney in east London, the Metropolitan Police said.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Ayub Hassan

15-year-old charged with murder of stabbed teenager

15-year-old charged with murder of stabbed teenager

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder, following the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old in west London.

ASDA

Asda to pull single kitchen knives from sale after knife crime rise

Asda to pull single kitchen knives from sale after knife crime rise

The supermarket giant has announced it will no longer sell single kitchen knives by the end of April this year.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Postman

Postman 'threatened with knife' on north London estate

Postman 'threatened with knife' on north London estate

Postmen have stopped delivering mail to a north London estate out of fear out being stabbed.

Sadiq Khan’s £62m staff spending is ‘disgraceful’

Sadiq Khan’s £62m staff spending is ‘disgraceful’

Sadiq Khan’s £62m staff spending is ‘disgraceful’

A Conservative member of the Greater London Assembly as described the Mayor of London’s spending on staff as “disgraceful”.

Jack Straw: Theresa May is in ‘complete denial’ over knife crime

Jack Straw: Theresa May is in ‘complete denial’ over knife crime

Jack Straw: Theresa May is in ‘complete denial’ over knife crime

The former Labour Home Secretary has accused the prime minister of being in “complete denial” about the causes of knife crime, after she suggested that there “was no direct correlation between certain crimes and police numbers".

Met Police arrest 504 people in two weeks for violence-related crime

Met Police arrest 504 people in two weeks for violence-related crime

Met Police arrest 504 people in two weeks for violence-related crime

The Metropolitan Police's violent crime unit has arrested 504 people and seized over 100 weapons in only two weeks, latest figures show.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Theresa May: Responsibility of knife crime ‘lies with the perpetrators’

Theresa May: Responsibility of knife crime ‘lies with the perpetrators’

Theresa May: Responsibility of knife crime ‘lies with the perpetrators’

The prime minister has said that the ‘responsibility’ of knife crime ‘lies with the perpetrators’ but has said that she will hold a summit with community groups in Downing Street on the issue.

Calling in soldiers to tackle knife crime is ‘nonsense’

Calling in soldiers to tackle knife crime is ‘nonsense’

Calling in soldiers to tackle knife crime is ‘nonsense’

Former Chief Constable of Cambridge Police, Tom Lloyd has described the proposal to bring in the army to deal with knife crime as “nonsense”.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Theresa May is 'daft, deluded and dangerous'

Theresa May is 'daft, deluded and dangerous'

Theresa May is 'daft, deluded and dangerous'

Peter Bleksley, previously known as ‘The Chief’ on Channel 4’s Hunted, has described the prime minister as “daft, deluded and dangerous” after she claimed that cuts in police numbers had no correlation to rising knife crime.

Rise in knife crime a 'horrific national crisis'

Rise in knife crime a 'horrific national crisis'

Rise in knife crime a 'horrific national crisis'

Labour MP Sarah Jones has branded Britain's rise in knife crime "horrific" and a "major national crisis".

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