Knife crime in Harrow

Tuesday 09th April 2019 14:33 EDT

In view of the recent stabbings in Harrow, it is with great concern we see knife crime and killings spilling over into Harrow. This is an unacceptable situation for the leafy and peaceful borough. It was not expected to see such crimes to happen here. 

Now that this epidemic has spread to Harrow, we have now to tackle it robustly before it gets any worse. It is incumbent on the Police, schools, councillors, community leaders, parents and the general public to co-ordinate and find ways to means minimise such crimes. A glut of cocaine flooding the country has been partly blamed for the country's violent crime.

Knife crime in Britain is on the rise - with London especially seeing unprecedented numbers of stabbings.  Police-recorded crime has risen by 10% across England and Wales – the largest annual rise for a decade – according to the Office for National Statistics. 

Home secretary said police resources are important in tackling the problem Police have called for immediate cash to help fight the problem Sajid Javid has vowed to treat knife crime as a “disease” after the issue came back into the spotlight following a recent spate of fatal stabbings. 

Theresa May’s reluctance to acknowledge a link between officer numbers and bloodshed. Police have called for immediate cash to help address the issue after knife crime in the UK was described as a “national emergency. It is time now to put a stop to these unnecessary killing of young men and women. 

Government has to urgently put in place enough resources and manpower to tackle this menace before it gets out of control and cause more damage.

Baldev Sharma

Rayners Lane, Harrow

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