One fifth of knife crimes in England and Wales committed by children


More than a fifth of offences involving a knife or offensive weapon recorded last year were committed by children, new figures reveal, as convictions in England and Wales hit a 10-year high.

Barnardo's chief executive Javed Khan called on the government to find a long-term solution to the issue. Picture: Alex Deverill
Barnardo's chief executive Javed Khan called on the government to find a long-term solution to the issue. Picture: Alex Deverill

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