Laura Sharman 19 May 2017

Council leader calls for mandatory minimum sentences for knife crime

Council leader calls for mandatory minimum sentences for knife crime

The Government has been urged to introduce mandatory minimum prison sentences for knife crime by the leader of Nottingham City Council.

Cllr Jon Collins is urging the action following a fatal assault in the city.

Cllr Collins said: ‘Sadly, knife crime is a national issue which is becoming an increasing problem in towns and cities right across the country. Just last week, the Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police highlighted an increase in young people carrying knives in London following a number of recent incidents there.

‘I believe the Government needs to seriously consider the introduction of mandatory minimum prison sentences for knife crime which is the way gun crime has been tackled.’

 
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