Man arrested in connection with Jodie stabbing

Man arrested in connection with Jodie stabbing

Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Graham McNulty, delivers a statement outside of New Scotland Yard relating to knife crime, in London.

He said: "I think that stop-and-search is a very valuable tool and some police forces have started in recent years making even more use of that, and they have my full support".

"The public are losing faith in our ability to control our streets and they need to see and they need to feel a step change in our response to public safety concerns", she said.

Sara Thornton, chairwoman of the National Police Chiefs' Council, said too many young people are dying on the streets of United Kingdom towns and cities and police needed to do all they can to stop the spiral of violence.

The Prime Minister replied: "We are bringing together ministers, local government, police and other agencies - this needs to be a cross society approach in terms of dealing with this issue, because it's not just about catching the perpetrators of the crime, it's about preventing the crime from taking place in the first place". Two female passers-by and paramedics tried for an hour to keep her alive, but she died at about 10.30pm on Friday.

It comes after two 17-year-olds, Yousef Makkie from Cheshire and Jodie Chesney from London, were murdered at the weekend in the latest in a string of stabbings.

"We have a Justice Secretary who is saying we need to scrap shorter sentences because the prisons are full". A machete was found near Runshaw College in Leyland, following Monday's incident.

"And I'm afraid that's been demonstrated year after year, back when the prime minister was home secretary".

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"[It's] hard to imagine", she told LBC on Tuesday.

The detective leading the investigation, DCI Dave Whellams, said on Wednesday: "I am appealing for any witnesses who have yet to speak with police to call me".

Speaking during Prime Ministers Questions Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: 'Does the prime minister now regret cuts in police numbers and will she undertake that under this review they will be restored to the level they were formerly at?'

At the same time, police have suffered big cuts in staffing and funding under austerity measures imposed across government departments by May's government.

He told Sky News that online retailers have a role to play in stopping people young people buying knives.

Our remaining police officers are run ragged dealing with this and all the other demands that we have to tackle: terrorism, robbery, burglary, domestic abuse, child abuse - the list goes on.

"The only person who believes this rubbish is Theresa May and I'm afraid".

Senior officers from seven of the forces most affected by violent crime - the Metropolitan Police, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, West Midlands, South Wales, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire - will attend Wednesday's meeting.