Knife crime

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".

Cressida Dick

Police are running the risk of becoming 'irrelevant'

Police are running the risk of becoming 'irrelevant'

A former Met Police superintendent has said police run the risk of becoming "irrelevant" because they are no longer spending time connecting with communities.

Knife Runshaw College

Six arrests after gang enters Lancashire college with knives

Six arrests after gang enters Lancashire college with knives

A sixth person has been arrested over a "prearranged fight" that saw a gang armed with knives enter the grounds of a college and threaten students.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019

Police

Theresa May 'delusional' on knife crime

Theresa May 'delusional' on knife crime

The Police Federation of England and Wales chairman has called the Prime Minister ‘delusional’ after Theresa May claimed there was no correlation between police cuts and the rise in violent crime.

Father of stabbing victim: ‘Everyone is running around like headless chickens’

Knife crime has 'everyone running around like headless chickens'

Knife crime has 'everyone running around like headless chickens'

The father of Jimmy Mizen, who was stabbed to death aged 16 in 2008, has said that “everyone is running around like headless chickens” because no one knows how to tackle knife crime.

Former gang member: ‘No one takes police officers seriously’

Former gang member: ‘No one takes police officers seriously’

Former gang member: ‘No one takes police officers seriously’

Former gang member Sheldon Thomas has said that “no one takes police officers seriously” so sending them into schools to talk about knife crime will “never” work.

Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘People only care when white middle-class girls get stabbed'

Julia Hartley-Brewer: People only care 'when white middle-class girls get stabbed'

Julia: 'People pay attention when white middle-class girls get stabbed'

talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer has condemned the media coverage of the “horrific” killing of a 17-year-old girl, saying politicians and journalists only care about knife crime when it is “white middle-class girls” being stabbed.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Girl stabbed to death in London park

Girl stabbed to death in London park

Girl stabbed to death in London park

A 17-year-old girl was stabbed to death in an east London park on Friday night, Scotland Yard said. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Police chief brands knife attacks ‘national emergency’

Police Commissioner: knife attacks a ‘national emergency’

Police Commissioner: knife attacks a ‘national emergency’

A slew of stabbings across two major cities has been described as a "national emergency" by West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Debate: What can be done to tackle knife crime?

Debate: What can be done to tackle knife crime?

talkRADIO’s Matthew Wright brought together three guests with intimate knowledge of knife crime to discuss what can be done to tackle the crisis.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Man who died in luxury hotel lobby after stabbing named by police

Stabbing victim who died in luxury hotel lobby named by police

Stabbing victim who died in luxury hotel lobby named by police

Police have named a man who died in the lobby of a luxury hotel after being stabbed in the street in central London.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

 Boris Johnson accuses police of ‘wasting time’ on anti-transgender crime instead of tackling stabbings

Boris Johnson accuses police of ‘wasting time’ on anti-transgender crime instead of tackling stabbings

Boris Johnson accuses police of ‘wasting time’ on anti-transgender crime

Boris Johnson has accused the police of “wasting time” arresting women accused of being anti-transgender, when he suggests the manpower could be used to tackle knife crime.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019

Online marketplace faces backlash over offering young customers zombie knives

Online marketplace faces backlash over offering young customers zombie knives

Online marketplace faces backlash over offering young customers zombie knives

A popular online marketplace has come under fire for offering customers, including children, razor-sharp zombie knives.

Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp on knife crime: 'To stab someone is beyond comprehension for me'

Harry Redknapp on knife crime: 'To stab someone is beyond comprehension for me'

The former football manager revealed to talkRADIO how he is spreading the message that "carrying a knife is not the thing to do".

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Dawn Butler: 'Knife crime could have reduced if Labour rolled out anti-stab knives'

Dawn Butler: 'Knife crime could have reduced if Labour rolled out anti-stab knives'

Dawn Butler: 'Knife crime could have reduced with anti-stab knives'

The Labour MP for Brent, Dawn Butler, has said that if anti-stab knives had been rolled out during the last Labour government, violent crime might have reduced

Give knife crime funding to offenders to ‘change their lives’, says former gang member

Former gang member brands Sajid Javid's Knife Crime Prevention Orders 'a joke'

Former gang member brands Sajid Javid's Knife Crime Prevention Orders 'a joke'

Sephton Henry, a former gang member has said described the Home Secretary’s new measures to tackle knife crime “a joke”, and said that the funding might as well go straight to knife crime offenders to “change their lives”.

Knife Crime Prevention Orders 'not the answer' to stopping young people carrying knives

Knife Crime Prevention Orders 'not the answer' to stopping young people carrying knives

Knife Crime Prevention Orders 'not the answer' to stop youngsters having knives

The chief of a knife crime awareness charity says the newly-announced Knife Crime Prevention Orders won't stop young people carrying knives

Home secretary

Home secretary launches 'social media ASBOs' in bid to tackle knife violence

Home secretary launches 'social media ASBOs' in bid to tackle knife violence

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has unveiled new ASBO-style orders designed to tackle spiralling knife violence.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

‘Zombie knife’ attacker’s sentence increased by court of appeal

‘Zombie knife’ attacker’s sentence increased by court of appeal

‘Zombie knife’ attacker’s sentence increased by court of appeal

A teenager who attacked a car with a "zombie knife" in broad daylight has been jailed for three and a half years after the Court of Appeal decided his suspended sentence was unduly lenient.

Knives 'dumped in the street' after fatal stabbing in Islington

Knives 'dumped in the street' after fatal stabbing in Islington

Knives 'dumped in the street' after fatal stabbing in Islington

Police are investigating the death of a teenager after a fight descended into a fatal stabbing in north London

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Police call for ‘more boots on the ground’ as homicides increase 14%

Police call for ‘more boots on the ground’ as homicides increase 14%

Police call for ‘more boots on the ground’ as homicides increase 14%

Police officers are calling for "more boots on the ground" as figures reveal a 14% rise in homicides - the highest number since 2008.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Knife crime on railways triples in three years

Knife crime on Britain's trains triples in three years

Knife crime on Britain's trains triples in three years

Knife crime on Britain's rail network has more than tripled in the past three years, police figures suggest.

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