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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