Man pleads guilty to New Year’s Eve knife attack in Manchester – The Guardian

‘A man who stabbed three people at Manchester’s Victoria train station on New Year’s Eve has admitted to attempted murder.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2019

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Man mutilates horse by stabbing it 20 times but is only charged with ‘criminal damage’ – The Independent

Posted November 19th, 2019 in animal cruelty, criminal damage, horses, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘A teenager who mutilated a prize-winning horse by stabbing it 20 times has only been jailed for two months because the attack was classed as “criminal damage”.’

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The Independent, 19th November 2019

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Brothers sentenced for knife attack outside mosque during Ramadan – The Independent

‘Two brothers have been sentenced for attacking a group of men outside a mosque during Ramadan.’

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The Independent, 4th November 2019

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Man who raped woman then stole her phone jailed for 15 years – The Independent

Posted November 4th, 2019 in burglary, news, offensive weapons, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A man who raped a woman at knifepoint before stealing her phone, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.’

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The Independent, 3rd November 2019

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Stop and search up by almost a third in England and Wales – The Guardian

‘The number of stop and searches carried out by police officers in England and Wales has increased by 32% in a year, official figures have shown.’

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The Guardian, 24th October 2019

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Yousef Makki: Joshua Molnar named after judge lifts ban – BBC News

‘A teenager who stabbed his friend in the heart can be named after an order protecting his anonymity was lifted.’

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BBC News, 6th October 2019

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Vincent Fuller: White supremacist jailed for launching far-right terror attack a day after Christchurch shootings – The Independent

Posted September 11th, 2019 in assault, attempted murder, hate crime, Islam, news, offensive weapons, racism, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A far-right terrorist who tried to kill Muslims in a rampage the day after the Christchurch attack has been jailed for more than 18 years.’

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The Independent, 11th September 2019

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Man jailed over Sheffield McDonald’s machete attack – BBC News

Posted August 27th, 2019 in guilty pleas, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, wounding by sally

‘A man has been jailed for 12 years for attacking a man with a machete outside a branch of McDonald’s.’

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BBC News, 23rd August 2019

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Courts to get anti-knife crime powers with Asbo-style orders for children as young as 12 – The Independent

‘Courts will be given extra powers to impose rules and curfews on anyone aged 12 or over who may be carrying a knife, the Home Office has announced. The Asbo-style powers, called knife crime prevention orders (KCPOs), are civil orders that can be imposed on people who the courts believe pose a threat to the public through the use of a bladed weapon. The powers will be introduced as part of the Offensive Weapons Act, which is attempting to tackle knife crime and serious violence.’

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The Independent, 18th August 2019

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Family of teenager fatally stabbed by his friend launch legal challenge against “unduly lenient” sentence – Daily Telegraph

‘The family of a teenager fatally stabbed by his friend have launched a legal challenge against the “unduly lenient” sentence he received.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th August 2019

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‘Chicken shop’ drug gangs recruit children with food, inquiry finds – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2019 in children, drug trafficking, gangs, news, offensive weapons, select committees by tracey

‘Criminal “chicken shop gangs” are recruiting children to deal drugs with the offer of free food, a parliamentary investigation has found. So-called chicken shop grooming was described in written evidence submitted to the youth select committee, which is investigating the UK’s knife crime epidemic.’

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The Guardian, 12th August 2019

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Knife crime epidemic will not end until weapons on streets are no longer ‘cool’, says judge – Daily Telegraph

‘Britain’s knife crime epidemic will continue until young people see weapons as “uncool”, a judge has said. Mr Justice Bryan’s comments came as he sentenced a 17-year-old boy to eight months in custody for stabbing a grammar school pupil in the heart with a flick knife.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th July 2019

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Rise in knives and blades found at London family courts – BBC News

Posted July 22nd, 2019 in family courts, London, news, offensive weapons, statistics by sally

‘Thousands of knives and sharp objects are being confiscated annually at London family courts, with campaigners saying it showed how “desensitised” some people were to carrying weapons.’

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BBC News, 20th July 2019

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Knife and offensive weapon offences reach highest level for decade – The Guardian

‘Numbers of knife and offensive weapon offences have risen to their highest level for nearly a decade, with the number of cases dealt with by the criminal justice system up by more than a third since 2015, figures have revealed.’

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The Guardian, 13th June 2019

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Knife crime: More stop and search powers for police – BBC News

Posted April 1st, 2019 in news, offensive weapons, police, stop and search by sally

‘Police in England and Wales are being given greater stop and search powers to tackle rising knife crime.’

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BBC News, 31st March 2019

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Schools and NHS could be held accountable over youth crime – BBC News

‘Teachers, NHS workers and police officers could be held accountable for failing to spot violent crime among young people under government plans announced on Monday.’

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BBC News, 1st April 2019

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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

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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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