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Kitchen knives used in stab attacks

PUBLISHED: 12:10 29 May 2008 | UPDATED: 13:19 05 October 2010

Ordinary Kitchen knives have become the most used weapons in teenage stabbings, the Metropolitan Police commissioner said. About 200 knives have been seized and 200 people arrested in the last two weeks in a massive crackdown on knife crime, Sir Ian Blai

Ordinary Kitchen knives have become the most used weapons in teenage stabbings, the Metropolitan Police commissioner said.

About 200 knives have been seized and 200 people arrested in the last two weeks in a massive crackdown on knife crime, Sir Ian Blair revealed.

Speaking at Scotland Yard, Sir Ian said parents must have conversations about knife crime with their teenage children.

Fifteen teenagers have been killed in London so far this year, of which 11 were stabbed.

Sir Ian's announcement came as a nationwide £3m government advertising campaign against knife crime was launched.


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