Police battle knife crime crisis as shock figures show deaths more than TRIPLED this summer



The West Midlands endured a lethal summer of knife crime, shock new figures have revealed - with 10 deaths.
Police say ‘knives are now the weapon of choice’ after they battled an unprecedented number of stabbings.
Figures revealed under the Freedom of Information Act showed the number of offences have almost DOUBLED in just five years.
Official figures released by West Midlands Police show TEN people were killed as a direct result of knife violence between June and August this year - compared to three during the same period in 2016.
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22 October 2017 in Regional West, Views: 48
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