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9 May 2021 10:45
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  •   Home > News > Law and Order

    We've had a record month of firearm and knife attacks

    We've had a record month of firearm and knife attacks


    The Sensible Sentencing Trust says there were139 in January - the most since police records began.

    Co-leader Darroch Ball says a lot comes down to a spike in gang numbers and tension.

    He says it also outlines a scary scenario of this level of violence across the community, where offenders are willing to use weapons.

    Ball says funding needs to be brought forward for Police recruitment, to train frontline officers

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