Knife crime re­peats

Manchester Evening News - - NATIONAL -

AL­MOST half of peo­ple charged with knife killings in Lon­don over the past three years had pre­vi­ously com­mit­ted an of­fence in­volv­ing a blade, new fig­ures sug­gest.

Scot­land Yard charged a to­tal of 379 sus­pects with knife crime homi­cides be­tween the start of Novem­ber 2016 and the end of last Oc­to­ber.

Some 173 of those charged in that pe­riod, or 46%, had pre­vi­ously com­mit­ted a knife of­fence.

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