Home Secretary to launch Serious Violence Strategy – Home Office

‘Home Secretary Amber Rudd today sets out a multi-million pound commitment to steering young people away from crime and tackling violent drug-dealing gangs.’

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Home Office, 9th April 2018

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Home Office announces plans for Offensive Weapons Bill to tackle serious violence – Home Office

Posted April 9th, 2018 in bills, offensive weapons, press releases by tracey

‘A ban on the sale of the most dangerous corrosive products to under-18s and tough restrictions on online sales of knives were announced today (Sunday 8 April) by the Home Office.’

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Home Office, 8th April 2018

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Stop and search: How successful is the police tactic? – BBC News

Posted April 5th, 2018 in firearms, news, offensive weapons, police, statistics, stop and search by sally

‘The claim: Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott told Radio 4’s Today programme there was no evidence the old “indiscriminate” stop and search regime was an effective tool when it came to tackling gun and knife crime.’

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BBC News, 4th April 2018

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Stop and search harms fight against knife crime, Met officer says – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2018 in drug offences, London, news, offensive weapons, police, stop and search by sally

‘Stop and search for suspected minor drug crimes such as cannabis possession is hampering the Metropolitan police’s ability to tackle London’s knife crime epidemic by souring relationships with the public, the chair of the Metropolitan Black Police Association has said.’

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The Guardian, 13th March 2018

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UK knife crime offenders getting longer jail sentences – The Guardian

Posted March 9th, 2018 in news, offensive weapons, sentencing, statistics by tracey

‘The Ministry of Justice figures, which come amid concern about a surge in knife violence, particularly in London, show that the average custodial sentence handed down has risen by 2.2 months over the past decade to 7.5 months in 2017, with conviction for a knife or weapon offence now more likely to result in some form of custodial sentence.’

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The Guardian, 8th March 2018

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Man jailed after taking staff hostage at bowling alley – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A man who held two members of staff at bowling alley hostage at gun point has been jailed for 12 years today.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 2nd March 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Sentencing Council launches new definitive guideline on bladed articles and offensive weapons offences – Sentencing Council

Posted March 2nd, 2018 in offensive weapons, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘The Sentencing Council has published a new guideline for the sentencing of offenders convicted of the possession of a bladed article or offensive weapon, such as acid, in public, and of using one to threaten someone.’

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Sentencing Council, 1st March 2018

Source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

Longer jail terms likely for knife and acid possession – The Guardian

Posted March 1st, 2018 in hazardous substances, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, weapons by sally

‘Adults convicted of possessing a knife or acid for use as an offensive weapon in public are likely to face longer prison terms when new sentencing guidelines for judges in England and Wales are introduced.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2018

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Acid listed as ‘highly dangerous weapon’ in new sentencing guidance – BBC News

Posted March 1st, 2018 in hazardous substances, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, weapons by sally

‘People caught with acid or other corrosive substances in public could face up to six months in jail under new guidelines for England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 1st March 2018

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Teen jailed for attack on mother and toddler – Attorney General’s Office

‘Joshua Ingram has been sent to a young offenders’ institute after Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP referred his sentence as unduly lenient.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 17th January 2018

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Birmingham couple who plotted terrorist knife attack are jailed – The Guardian

Posted December 14th, 2017 in news, offensive weapons, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘A married couple from Birmingham who practised carrying out Islamic State-inspired knife attacks on a dummy in their home have been jailed for preparing acts of terrorism.’

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The Guardian, 13th December 2017

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Oxford student appeals against suspended sentence for stabbing boyfriend – The Guardian

Posted December 8th, 2017 in appeals, assault, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A University of Oxford student who avoided prison after stabbing her boyfriend has appealed against the suspended sentence handed to her.’

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The Guardian, 7th December 2017

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Child knife deaths in England and Wales set for nine-year peak – The Guardian

Posted November 29th, 2017 in children, homicide, news, offensive weapons, statistics by sally

‘Knife crime has killed 35 children and teenagers in England and Wales so far this year, meaning that 2017 is likely to be the worst year for such deaths in nearly a decade.’

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The Guardian, 28th November 2017

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Moped robbery gang jailed after 100-victim crime spree – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2017 in conspiracy, gangs, motorcycles, news, offensive weapons, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘A moped gang that robbed more than 100 people, including an attempted robbery on former chancellor George Osborne, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 11th October 2017

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Aaron Barley jailed for life for Stourbridge stabbings – BBC News

Posted October 5th, 2017 in murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by tracey

‘A homeless man who “destroyed a family” by stabbing to death a mother and son who had helped him has been jailed for life with a minimum of 30 years.’

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BBC News, 4th October 2017

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Man found with guns and knives at Dover jailed for five years – The Guardian

Posted September 28th, 2017 in firearms, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been sentenced to five years in prison after a cache of weapons, including pistols, a bow and arrow, machete and knuckle-duster, was found hidden in his van.’

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The Guardian, 27th September 2017

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Teenagers convicted of homophobic hate crime – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Three teenagers who pleaded guilty to attacking two passengers on a train because of their sexuality have today been jailed. The three male youths, two aged 16 and one aged 17, were each sentenced to six months in prison at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on 14 September, after admitting violent disorder and, in one case, possession of an offensive weapon.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th September 2017

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Boy, 15, jailed for ‘pure evil’ murder of Quamari Serunkuma-Barnes – The Guardian

Posted September 7th, 2017 in news, offensive weapons, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘Parents call for “adult sentences” for teenage killers to deter use of knives after boy is imprisoned for at least 14 years.’

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The Guardian, 6th September 2017

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Met Police used ‘necessary’ force on man Tasered 11 times – BBC News

Posted August 31st, 2017 in firearms, London, news, offensive weapons, police by tracey

‘Officers who Tasered a man armed with two knives 11 times, hit him with a car and shot him used reasonable force, the police watchdog has found.’

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BBC News, 30th August 2017

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Schizophrenic ‘Muslim killer’ not guilty by reason of insanity – BBC News

‘A man with schizophrenia who repeatedly stabbed a train passenger after yelling “I want to kill all the Muslims” has been found not guilty of attempted murder by reason of insanity.

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BBC News, 22nd August 2017

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