Tougher penalties proposed for carrying a knife
People caught carrying knives in the street will be jailed for longer under new proposals.
Carrying a knife while in a group or gang, or filming attacks for social media could also spell more jail time.
The Sentencing Council for England and Wales says it wants sentences to better recognise public concern amid a rise in recorded knife offences.
Justice Minister Sam Gyimah said sentences should reflect the "devastation" caused by knife crime.
Police recorded almost 29,000 crimes involving knives in the 12 months to March 2016 - a 10% rise on the year before.
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