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Let's act on knife crime - Ed Davey

March 26, 2019 10:26 PM
By Ed Davey

Two police officers on patrol.

The Liberal Democrats are making a new commitment to fighting knife crime.

No parent should have to bury their child.

It's crushing to see it happening so much in the news. Knife crime has become an epidemic on our streets. In 2017-18, over 800 teenagers were admitted to hospital with stab wounds.

There are various causes - but the Conservatives' drastic cuts to our police have made things much worse. As have youth service closures due to the Tories' cuts to local government.

Liberal Democrats have long championed a major boost to police funding and an increase in community police. Today we have backed a major expansion in youth services.

High-quality youth work has been proven time and time again to help vulnerable young people escape the clutches of gangs. We owe it to our children to fight for this funding to be restored...

To see Ed's article in full on the Party website, please click HERE.