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UK: Police issue warning amid fears London will see record number of teenage homicides this year


 

The number of teenage homicides in London has already reached 26 in 2021 - just three less than a record 29 teenage killings recorded in 2008, according to the Metropolitan Police.

Police have urged young people to "get rid" of their knives amid fears London could see a record number of teenage killings this year.


The number of teenage homicides in London has already reached 26 in 2021 - just three less then a record 29 teenage killings recorded in 2008, according to the Metropolitan Police.


This was nearly passed in 2017, when 27 teenage killings were recorded.


The Met's lead on violent crime, Commander Alex Murray, said: "Part of talking to you today is to say to people, put the knives down, get rid of them - just get rid of them."

https://news.sky.com/story/knife-crime-police-issue-warning-amid-fears-london-will-see-record-number-of-teenage-homicides-this-year-12461192

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