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1 Apr 2019

Exclusive: Big rise in use of stop and search powers by Metropolitan Police

Senior Home Affairs Correspondent

“We cannot arrest our way out of this epidemic” – that was the Prime Minister’s warning at today’s knife crime summit in Downing Street.

And police measures do appear to be struggling to make a difference.

Channel 4 News can exclusively reveal a 16-fold rise in the use of Section 60 stop and search powers by the Metropolitan Police in just three years, while the number of stabbings has risen.