Met Shows Off Knife Collection

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 114 months ago
Met Shows Off Knife Collection

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The Metropolitan Police's aggressive stop-and-search strategy for youth crime has reaped rewards: serious violence involving knives is down by a third, while the number of teenage murders is down 10% compared to last year. Over 10,000 arrests have been made thus far during the crackdown, a remarkable 90% of which resulted in charges, suggesting the police's targeting was spot-on. Such is the confistcatory success of Operation Blunt Two that a range of siezed weapons were displayed yesterday at Scotland Yard; perhaps a few will make it into the permanent collection of the force's black museum.

Last Updated 19 May 2009