Knife Crime

In a speech  at Luton Crown Court, I expressed some thoughts about knife crime.

One way of reducing the horrifying number of serious injuries and, indeed, deaths caused by knife attacks might be to round off the ends of long kitchen knives.  It is the points of long kitchen knives which enter vital organs and sever arteries, not the blades.  How often do we use the points of 8 or 10 inch knives in the kitchen?

Click here  for my current thoughts on knife crime.

You can click on these links to read what has been written in The Times, The British Medical Journal  and The Standard.

My interviews with BBC Look East, ITV Anglia and BBC London are available on YouTube.

Evidence from John Crichton (psychiatrist) Duncan Bew and Martin Griffiths (trauma surgeons) and myself to the Home Affairs Select Committee can be read here .