News > UK > Crime Police use of stop and search to target ‘freely available’ weapons rockets amid London murders. Spike in violent crime sees children as young as 13 stabbed on the streets
The use of blanket stop and search powers has risen four-fold in London amid a spike in violent crime which has seen children as young as 13 stabbed on the streets. The Metropolitan Police commissioner, Cressida Dick, said weapons were too freely available in the capital, where there have been more than 50 murders since the start of the year.
Apr 13, 2018 · Police to use stop and search to target ‘freely available’ weapons rockets amid London murders The use of blanket stop and search powers has risen four-f
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Watch video · It comes as police forces across England and Wales reverse a long-term decline in the use of controversial stop and search powers amid alarm over a wave of stabbings and shootings.
Spike in violent crime sees children as young as 13 stabbed on the streets
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Author: Chloe Kerr
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, says he wants police in the capital to make greater use of stop-and-search powers.
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