Mayor announces £400k to tackle 'growing' knife crime
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London Mayor Sadiq Khan pledges £400k to tackle youth violence

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has pledged £400,000 to tackle the 'growing problems" of knife crime and youth violence.

The money will extend funding for two London Resettlement Consortia to help victims and youths released from custody in 12 boroughs.

Knife crime incidents rose from 1,336 in January 2014 to 1,660 in June, while gun use rose from 306 to 410, Mayor's Office for Policing And Crime said.

Mr Khan said a knife "is more likely to ruin your life than to save it"

  • 13 Jul 2016