Knife crime is on the rise in Britain

The UK government is looking at new laws to deal with the growing national problem.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Over the last few years Britain has seen a rise in serious knife attacks, including a stabbing of a teenager in east London on October 27, 2016.

Knife crime in Britain has risen dramatically. A series of serious knife attacks, including the recent stabbing of a teenager in London, has prompted renewed concern over the issue.

Now the government is taking aim at knife violence with a new police and crime plan, that aims to reduce stabbings with greater enforcement against selling, buying and carrying knives.

TRT World’s Sara Firth has more.