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The Leader podcast: Is a record year for teen knife deaths in London inevitable?

<p>Knife crime</p>

Knife crime

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21 July 2021
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s the Evening Standard reveals a 7-year-old was caught taking a knife into his primary school to “stab another boy at afterschool club,” our investigations editor David Cohen tells us how we here.

In a special report, he’s identified five reasons why knife crime has become such a problem in London, and what measures can be taken to reverse it.

This year, 22 young people have met violent deaths in the capital; twenty of those were through stabbings.

The worst year on record is 2008, when there were thirty deaths. Campaigners fear it’s inevitable that record will be broken.

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