A British county is introducing new guidelines aimed at “replacing kitchen knives” with blunt-edged utensils to help “save lives” across the region after a massive spike in stabbing deaths.
“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.
ANARCHY IN THE UK: British Criminals Now ‘Stealing Knives’ from Police Amnesty Bins
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.”
— Jason Evans 🏴 🇪🇺 (@EvansTheCrime) March 30, 2019
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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BLOODY BRITAIN: Delivery Driver MURDERED in Ritzy London Neighborhood
A delivery driver was stabbed to death in one of London’s wealthiest neighborhoods last week after refusing to surrender his wallet to a group of young men, sparking new fears over the safety of the UK’s largest city as murder rates soar.
“The victim, believed to be in his 40s, was found with multiple knife wounds at around 10.20pm on Cathcart Road, Kensington last night,” writes the UK’s Mirror online. “He was pronounced dead at the scene – also known as millionaire’s row – despite the efforts of police and London Ambulance Service paramedics.”
“First I saw blood on the floor and followed the blood all the way around a corner,” said one eyewitness. “I recorded it on my phone all the way to the scene and there was armed police, ambulance and I stood by.”
The killing raises new security questions throughout the capital as the UK’s murder rate rises over 44% in the last two years; surpassing New York City’s homicide statistics for the first time in recorded history.