5 May 2018

Surgeons dismiss Trump’s London knife crime claims as ‘ridiculous’

Correspondent

Surgeons have dismissed as “ridiculous” the apparent suggestion by Donald Trump that guns could help deal with violent crime in London. The US President told a pro-gun rally in Texas that one hospital in the capital is like a “war-zone” because of this year’s spate of fatal stabbings. A trauma specialist from the Royal London hospital hit back by pointing out that people are twice as likely to die from gunshot wounds as knife injuries.