Knife violence has become so rife in London that the capital's main newspaper, The Evening Standard, now has a dedicated 'Stabbing' page on its website: https://www.standard.co.uk/topic/stabbing
It's a very busy page:
So far this year, more than 30 people have been stabbed to death in London:
(Source: The Sun.)
Youth gang culture feeds knife crime, and three south London boroughs - Lambeth, Wandsworth and Merton - have taken the unprecedented step of installing knife arches in schools.
However, a shortage of beat officers has restricted the police's ability to tackle the stabbing epidemic on the streets; and political constraints on stop-and-search have prevented them targeting youth minorities statistically most likely to be carrying and using knives.
Both issues must be rectified urgently to prevent further carnage in the capital.Share this post or leave a Facebook comment: