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Every London school to be offered knife-detectors

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 Jun 2017 12:00 AM GMT

London, June 28: Every school in London is to be offered knife detectors to eble students to be screened for hidden weapons, Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced. It forms one part of the biggest ever campaign in London against knife crime which has so far this year led to the stabbing to death of 24 people aged 25 or below on the streets of London, Xinhua news agency reported. Just this week, London’s Metropolitan Police (Met) launched three separate murder probe following stabbings in Canning Town, East Ham and Islington. The Met on Tuesday revealed that during a week-long campaign, known as Operation Sceptre, 518 knives, 11 firearms and 50 offensive weapons were recovered in police operations. Police officers made 622 arrests, including 180 for possession of a knife or an offensive weapon. Khan said, “No young Londoner should have to accept crime and violence as a way of life. We are working to provide them with the skills, the resources and the confidence they need to turn away from knives and lead the life they deserve in our city.” (IANS)

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