Local criminals found new ways to obtain knives and other weapons across the United Kingdom this week; with a stash of the deadly contraband being reportedly taken from police amnesty bins outside the capital.
“Avon and Somerset Constabulary installed the ‘knife surrender bin’ following a 52 per cent spike in knife crime across the force area in the past year,” reports the Somerset County Gazette. “But a day later the bin in Weston-super-Mare was broken into and the knives were taken.”
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The incident comes as officials across the UK move to clampdown on violent crime.
The spike in homicides brought London’s murder rate higher than New York City’s for the first time in recorded history.
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KNIFE CONTROL: UK to Ban Home Deliveries of KNIVES, BRASS KNUCKLES, ACID
The UK government unveiled its new “knife control” measures Sunday following months of escalating violence and skyrocketing murder rates; banning all residents from having knives delivered to their homes and preventing sales of “acid” to anyone under 18 years of age.
The new legislation -expected to be voted on within weeks- also bans the possession of so-called ‘Zombie Knives,’ elaborate stabbing weapons that can be over one feet in length as well as brass knuckles.
“This government has always stood for law and order and to tackle violent crime effectively, robust legislation and powerful law enforcement must be in place,” said the UK Home Secretary.
“That’s why we will introduce a new offensive weapons bill that includes a new offence of possessing acid in public without good reason, prevents sales of acids to under 18s and stops knives being sent to people’s homes when bought online,” added the official.
The escalating murder tally means the homicide rate in London has risen by 40% in just three years; the stark opposite to New York City’s crime statistics which have fallen by nearly 90% since Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s harsh crackdown in the 1990s.
BLOODY BRITAIN: Families Consider ‘KNIFE-PROOF VESTS’ as Murder Rate Soars
Families across London are considering purchasing “knife-proof vests” for their children as the murder rate throughout the UK capital continued to soar this summer; raising serious security concerns for residents across the United Kingdom.
“Parents fearing for their sons’ lives are considering buying them stab-proof vests amid the knife-crime epidemic,” writes the Times.
The news comes after a male model was savagely killed outside his home in West London, with news reports saying he was stabbed in the heart.
His murder brings the knife-related death rate in the UK capital to 60 this year.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s popularity has plummeted in recent weeks as his administration struggles to clampdown on escalating gang violence across Britain’s largest city.
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