Mother of stab victim welcomes increase in number of people caught with knives
A campaigning mother whose son was stabbed to death has said the North East’s high rate of knife crime is proof police are working to tackle the problem.
Barbara Dunne, whose son Robert was stabbed to death with a 12-inch samurai sword in Middlesbrough in 2003, said more needed to be done to stop people from carrying weapons in the first place.
People were convicted, or cautioned, for carrying knives 608 times by Northumbria Police force from July 2015 and June 2016, a 24% increase on 492 in the same period the year before.
Northumbria had the third highest knife possession rate in England... read more
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