2018-04-09 10:24:24 UTC
Dinner knives not far behind...there is already a group that wants
"pointed" knives banned.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan targets knives as murder rate spikes: 'There is
never a reason to carry a knife'
London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced a tough crackdown on knives Sunday as the
city reels from a spike in stabbings that have led its number of homicides
to top New York City's for two straight months.
He tweeted: "No excuses: there is never a reason to carry a knife. Anyone
who does will be caught, and they will feel the full force of the law."
The tweet also included an action plan to boost police power and prevent
London has seen more than 50 homicides already in 2018.
Most of the city's murder victims have been stabbed to death, as guns are
tightly restricted in Britain and shootings are relatively rare.
If the bloody trend continues, London will far surpass the 130 murders in
2017 and reach a number not seen since the early 2000s.
In February and March, London hit the unwanted milestone of recording more
homicides than New York, the first time in modern history,