London’s Metropolitan Police Department ramped-up security patrols across the UK capital Monday; dispatching more officers after a weekend of violence left four people dead and more injured.
“The murders of at least four people in as many days have triggered a massive investigation by London police and an increase of patrols across the British capital in a bid to stem the eruption of violence,” reports Fox News.
We have been using a number of operational tactics in targeted locations to prevent further violence and to provide reassurance to the communities in those areas,” said Deputy Assistant Matthew Twist.
“Twist’s update comes as London police race to investigate a spate of deaths since Friday, when, in separate incidents, an 18-year-old man was fatally stabbed and 19-year-old Eniola Aliko was shot dead,” adds Fox.
The bloodshed comes days after an English country introduced a new program to replace “kitchen knives” with “blunt-edged utensils” to crackdown on violence.
“Blunt utensils will replace kitchen knives in the homes of victims of domestic violence. It’s hoped it will help save lives – what do you think?” posted British news channel ITV.
— ITV News Central (@ITVCentral) June 12, 2019
“Nottinghamshire Police is piloting a scheme where victims of domestic violence will have their kitchen knives replaced with blunt utensils, to help stop partners attacking them in their own home,” reports ITV.
“We are trialing it to see if it makes a difference. Sometimes you have to trial things to see if they work. Anything that stops someone being seriously injured is a good idea,” said Nottinghamshire Police Superintendent Matt McFarlane.
A UK Member of Parliament demanded strict new policies to crackdown on violent crime throughout the United Kingdom earlier this year; calling for the implementation of a “GPS tracker” in every knife sold in the country.
“Every knife sold in the UK should have a gps tracker fitted in the handle. It’s time we had a national database like we do with guns. If you’re carrying it around you had better have a bloody good explanation, obvious exemptions for fishing etc,” tweeted MP Scott Mann.
Every knife sold in the UK should have a gps tracker fitted in the handle. It’s time we had a national database like we do with guns. If you’re carrying it around you had better have a bloody good explanation, obvious exemptions for fishing etc.
— Scott Mann (@scottmann4NC) March 14, 2019
Mann’s comments come as the UK struggles to clamp down on knife crime across London and beyond as homicide rates soar to record levels across the country.
London’s murder rate topped New York City’s for the first time in recorded history last year, with knife crime the leading cause of homicide across the United Kingdom.
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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