Sadiq Khan calls for more stop and searches to tackle spike in violent crime
The London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called for police to carry out more stop and searches of people they suspect of carrying a weapon – to help tackle the rise in gun and knife attacks. 300 more officers are being deployed in areas which have been worst affected. The Met Commissioner Cressida Dick insisted that…
Senior police officer appeals for help to tackle knife crime
A senior police officer has appealed for help to tackle knife crime – after what police called a “truly unusual” number of fatal stabbings over New Year. Four young men died in London on New Year’s Eve and the early hours of January 1st, while there were other knife attacks around the country. The Met’s…
FactCheck: David Cameron’s broken promises
What David Cameron said would happen before the last election – and what really happened.
FactCheck: the truth about the knife crime crackdown
As MPs call for tougher knife laws, David Cameron insists the government is already cracking down. FactCheck investigates.