Get tough on knife crime
EvEry day in the UK, there are an average 112 knife offences (Mail). Killings are at their highest level for a decade and violent crime is up 19 per cent in only a year. So what is our Government doing about it?
One thing is for sure: if it were left to the voters to come up with a solution, anyone caught carrying a blade would receive two years’ detention without parole. No excuses! Anyone committing a crime with a blade would receive five years’ minimum detention.
Once the first culprit was named, shamed and detained, knives would vanish from our streets.
But our politicians are blind to the value of a deterrent. NORMAN WANSTALL,