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?

Some of the press coverage of what I said has been inaccurate.  Accordingly, I am posting here an extended version of my speech.

Click this link to read it.

The Times has published an opinion piece setting out my views.  Click here to read it. 

And my interviews with BBC Look East and ITV Anglia are now available on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/ltAQpa0bJXM

https://youtu.be/1eH3-dR1coU