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A knife haul amnesty by Manchester Police
One in three children admit carrying weapons

By politics.co.uk staff Almost one in three children admit to having carried a knife or a gun, new research claims. A survey by the Youth Justice Board found almost half of the boys and one girl in six questioned said they had carried a weapon. One in 20 said they had carried an airgun and… Read more »

A memorial for knife victim Ben Kinsella, who was killed last year
New crackdown on knife sales

By politics.co.uk/ Home secretary Jacqui Smith has launched a new crackdown on selling knives to young people, but warned there was “not one easy quick way” to tackle the problem to solving knife crime. Over 20 retailers have signed up to the campaign which will involve new signs warning proof of age will be required… Read more »