Home Secretary announces further action to target youth violence – Home Office

Posted February 12th, 2019 in crime prevention, offensive weapons, press releases, violence, young persons by tracey

‘The Home Secretary today (Monday 11 February) announced 2 new initiatives to steer vulnerable young people away from a life of serious violence.’

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Home Office, 11th February 2019

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Doreen Lawrence: Knife crime plans criminalise children – BBC News

‘The mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence has criticised a new scheme by the government to tackle knife crime.’

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BBC News, 5th February 2019

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Knife crime: Suspects could be banned from social media – BBC News

Posted January 31st, 2019 in children, crime prevention, internet, news, offensive weapons, sanctions, young persons by tracey

‘New powers to control suspects thought to be carrying knives are being introduced by the government in a bid to cut rising violence. Knife Crime Prevention Orders would impose sanctions, including bans on using social media to stir up trouble. The orders would target anyone aged 12 or over suspected of being involved in knife crime – even if they have not been caught with a blade.’

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BBC News, 31st January 2019

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Knifeman shot by police ‘lawfully killed’ – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2019 in firearms, inquests, news, offensive weapons, police by tracey

‘A knife-wielding man shot by police after imprisoning his fiancée in his flat was lawfully killed, an inquest has concluded.’

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BBC News, 14th January 2019

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NHS Trust fined £300k after two employees stabbed by service user – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 7th, 2019 in fines, health & safety, hospitals, mental health, news, offensive weapons by sally

‘NHS Oxleas Foundation Trust was last month (20 December) fined £300,000 after two nurses suffered life-changing injuries when they were repeatedly stabbed by a service user.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th January 2019

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Two in three knife crime offenders being spared jail as offences hit eight-year high, MoJ figures show – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 14th, 2018 in news, offensive weapons, sentencing, statistics, suspended sentences by tracey

‘Two thirds of knife crime offenders are escaping jail as the number of offences has hit an eight-year high, Ministry of Justice figures reveal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th December 2018

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Stop and search has no real impact on reducing knife crime, research suggests – The Independent

Posted November 26th, 2018 in news, offensive weapons, police, stop and search by tracey

‘Stop and search does not significantly reduce knife crime, research has suggested, as the home secretary and senior police officers call for the power to be used more widely.’

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The Independent, 25th November 2018

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Police ‘hamstrung’ by outdated technology in fight against crime, Cressida Dick warns – The Independent

Posted November 12th, 2018 in crime prevention, facial mapping, news, offensive weapons, police by tracey

‘Britain’s most senior police officer has said officers are “hamstrung” by outdated technology while the “bad guys” race ahead. Cressida Dick, commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police, said the government had repeatedly called on the police service to transform itself and make use of new technology, but failed to provide the national leadership needed to do it.’

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The Independent, 11th November 2018

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Police in talks to scrap ‘reasonable grounds’ condition for stop and search – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2018 in news, offensive weapons, police, race discrimination, stop and search by tracey

‘Police chiefs want to trigger an expansion of stop and search by lowering the level of suspicion an officer needs against a suspect to use the power, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 11th November 2018

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Three men jailed for this shocking daylight machete fight in a Luton shopping mall – Daily Telegraph

‘Families and young children looked on in horror as teenagers lashed out at each other with blades including a machete and a large serrated hunting knife at a busy shopping mall, a court has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st september 2018

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Seven jailed for life over fatal stabbing of teenager in Manchester – The Guardian

‘Five men and two teenage boys have been jailed for life with a minimum tariff of 14 to 19 years after a teenager was stabbed to death in Manchester’s Moss Side.’

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The Guardian, 4th September 2018

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Man jailed for stabbing Muslim surgeon who treated Manchester attack victims – The Independent

Posted August 31st, 2018 in guilty pleas, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, wounding by tracey

‘A man who stabbed a Muslim surgeon who treated victims of the Manchester terror attack has been jailed. Ian Rooke attacked Dr Nasser Kurdy as he made his way towards Altrincham Islamic Centre for afternoon prayers in September. The 29-year-old, of no fixed address, was jailed for five years and four months at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court after pleading guilty to wounding with intent and possession of a weapon.’

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The Independent, 31st August 2018

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Model George Koh guilty of killing rival after Instagram row – The Guardian

Posted August 14th, 2018 in conspiracy, murder, news, offensive weapons by sally

‘A model has been convicted of stabbing a more successful rival to death after a row on Instagram over a woman.’

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The Guardian, 13th August 2018

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Laura Huteson death: Hull man killed woman in ‘bizarre’ sex game – BBC News

Posted August 13th, 2018 in homicide, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for six years for killing a woman he stabbed in the throat during a “bizarre and violent” sex game.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2018

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Youth fund doubled to £22m to aid violent crime prevention – The Guardian

Posted July 30th, 2018 in budgets, crime prevention, news, offensive weapons, violence, young persons by sally

‘The government is to double the funding for an early intervention scheme tackling violence among young people, as part of a “public health” approach to combatting knife crime and other offences.’

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The Guardian, 30th July 2018

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Jury fails to reach verdict in Buckingham Palace terror trial – BBC News

Posted July 2nd, 2018 in juries, news, offensive weapons, terrorism by sally

‘A jury has been dismissed in the trial of an Uber driver accused of planning a sword attack at Buckingham Palace, after it failed to reach a verdict.’

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BBC News, 29th June 2018

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Khalid Ali: British Taliban bomber guilty of Westminster plot – BBC News

Posted June 27th, 2018 in news, offensive weapons, terrorism by tracey

‘A British plumber has been convicted of planning a terror attack in Westminster and making bombs for the Taliban.’

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BBC News, 26th June 2018

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Government introduces new Offensive Weapons Bill to tackle serious violence – Home Office

Posted June 21st, 2018 in bills, crime, internet, offensive weapons, press releases, young persons by tracey

‘The Home Secretary has today (Wednesday 20 June) introduced new legislation to ban the delivery of knives and corrosives bought online to residential addresses.’

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Home Office, 20th June 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Members of all-female terror cell jailed over London knife plot – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2018 in conspiracy, guilty pleas, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, terrorism, women by sally

‘Members of Britain’s first all-female terror cell, including a mother and daughter, have been jailed for planning a knife attack on members of the public outside the Palace of Westminster in London.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2018

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London drill rap group banned from making music due to threat of violence – The Guardian

‘A drill rap group in London has been issued with a court order that bans them from making music without police permission.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2018

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