Knife crime

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Birmingham stabbings: man given minimum 21-year prison sentence
Zephaniah McLeod, who has paranoid schizophrenia, killed one and injured seven in knife attacks last year

Jessica Murray

18, Nov, 2021 @4:21 PM

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Lincolnshire teenager jailed for luring friend, 12, to woods and killing him
Marcel Grzeszcz will serve minimum of 16 years for murder of 12-year-old Roberts Buncis in Fishtoft

Helen Pidd and agency

08, Nov, 2021 @2:50 PM

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Arrest after man dressed as Joker injures 17 in Tokyo train attack
Japanese media report man in Batman villain costume stabbed people and started a fire

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

01, Nov, 2021 @4:57 AM

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Dwayne Fields, the first black Briton to reach the north pole: ‘I spotted this polar bear stalking us’
A familiar face on Countryfile and other TV shows, Fields escaped being shot when he was barely out of his teens. Now 37, he’s determined to keep exploring the world – and open it up for young people

Alex Mistlin

28, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Met police tweets may encourage young people to carry knives, research finds
Force published about 2,100 seized knife images in a year, which experts say could be counterproductive

Damien Gayle

04, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Cutting edge: turning street knives into urban gyms
The metal equipment in this outdoor gym at a south London park is all made from melted knives taken off the streets. Now it’s become a focus for people to sharpen their skills and strength, says Jamie Waters

Jamie Waters

03, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Call for bleed control kits to be rolled out across UK
Call for kits ‘in every village, town and city’ comes after they were used to treat two stab victims in Birmingham at weekend

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

14, Sep, 2021 @2:12 PM

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Youth violence likely to explode over summer, UK experts fear
Long-term issues overlain with stress and isolation of Covid have set scene for ‘eruption’, charities say

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

23, Jul, 2021 @12:11 PM

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UK knife crime: deaths in Birmingham ‘beyond gang violence’
Community activists say months of school closures could lead to young people falling through the cracks

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

02, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Killings of black people in England and Wales at highest level since 2002
105 black people were victims of murder and manslaughter in year up to March 2020

Jamie Grierson Home affairs correspondent

25, Feb, 2021 @4:36 PM

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Four convicted of Milton Keynes murders of two teenagers
Dom Ansah and Ben Gillham-Rice, both 17, were killed in ‘ferocious’ ambush at house party

Yohannes Lowe

22, Dec, 2020 @4:34 PM

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England weapons scheme offers cash for zombie knives and knuckledusters
Plan comes ahead of Offensive Weapons Act next year which prohibits possession of dangerous weapons

Jamie Grierson Home affairs correspondent

10, Dec, 2020 @6:41 PM

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