SURGEON: I WORK ON SLASHED KIDS OF 11
CHILDREN as young as 11 are being rushed to hospital with slash wounds, says a leading trauma surgeon.
And sometimes victims are wearing Kevlar armoured gloves and stabproof vests like the musicians who appear in the notorious Drill music videos linked to murders.
Duncan Bew, clinical director for trauma and emergency surgery at King’s College hospital, London, sees around ten patients each shift. Mr Bew told the Sunday People: “There’s been an increase in the number of young people admitted to hospital.
“Before we were seeing patients predominantly between 17 and 25. Now we are seeing them between 11 and 29. That’s really concerning.”
He added: “Sometimes victims are wearing Kevlar guarding gloves and stab vests. It’s similar to some of the Drill music videos.” Mr Bew, who is also trustee at the anti-knife charity Growing Against Violence, believes perpetrators need help to stop the circle of violence.
He said: “If people are exposed to violence from a very young age they’re more likely to become
involved in violence.”