Knife crime

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Theatre company wrestles with knife crime in its first West End show
Minority-focused company the Upsetters says play Dismissed will challenge ‘ethical absolutes’ around problem

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

02, May, 2023 @2:00 PM

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A man with a knife in his back: Oliver Frank Chanarin’s best photograph
‘The Casualties Union act out injuries for hospitals, emergency services – and police preparing for suicide attacks. Their work requires precision performance’

interview by Amy Fleming

19, Apr, 2023 @2:08 PM

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Machetes and zombie knives could be banned in England and Wales
In government’s plan to close loophole people who sell blades would face up to two years in jail

Rajeev Syal

17, Apr, 2023 @11:01 PM

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‘Just help the kids’: MMA champion’s message for Sunak on youth spending
UFC welterweight world champion Leon Edwards says to fight crime more money is needed for facilities

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

06, Mar, 2023 @2:47 PM

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Birmingham nightclub stabbing victim named as 23-year-old Cody Fisher
Footballer’s family say they lost their ‘best friend’ in Boxing Day attack and plead for privacy

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

27, Dec, 2022 @6:03 PM

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Eight teenage girls charged with murder in Toronto stabbing death
The suspects – ages 13 to 16 – were said to have met via social media before gathering downtown and allegedly ‘swarming’ victim

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

20, Dec, 2022 @9:31 PM

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‘In Gloucester, young boys are carrying weapons’: how violence, drugs and abuse thrive when police fail
Reducing knife crime and domestic abuse is one of the steep challenges facing the Gloucestershire police, along with improving its own performance rating

Mark Townsend

26, Nov, 2022 @6:57 PM

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Family pays tribute to student, 19, fatally stabbed in Manchester
Luke O’Connor died in hospital after attack near a large halls of residence in Fallowfield area of city

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

27, Oct, 2022 @5:52 PM

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King Hamlin review – trapped teens face up to lives at knife-point
Excellent performances enhance this story of three young boys hurtling towards gang culture

Arifa Akbar

25, Oct, 2022 @1:00 PM

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‘Monster’ neighbour jailed for at least 37 years for Gloucestershire murder
Can Arslan stabbed Matthew Boorman to death on front lawn after they tried to stop his harassment

Steven Morris

09, Jun, 2022 @4:14 PM

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Met police did not consult us on children’s data project, say youth violence experts
Force claimed it approached groups before launch of Project Alpha which scours social media sites

Wil Crisp and Vikram Dodd

05, Jun, 2022 @3:42 PM

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Rapper Hypo stabbed to death at jubilee party in east London
Singer, whose real name is Lamar Jackson, was killed in a fight at an event in Woodford Green

Harry Taylor

04, Jun, 2022 @11:27 AM

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