Knife culture

Knife culture

Hard line on knife crime works

TOUGH policies on tackling knife crime laid down in 2006 are still relevant today, according to a new report.

Weapons on the increase

MORE than 400 people were caught carrying offensive weapons in Lothian and Borders after police stop-and-searches during the last year.

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Hundreds walk in memory of knife victim

The mother of a murdered man has thanked everyone who turned up to a memorial walk yesterday, saying they gave her "hope".

Labour gains support for key knife-crime pledge

SCOTTISH voters have offered their backing for a controversial Labour election policy to jail all those convicted of carrying a knife, a Scotsman poll has revealed.

Labour's claim knife crime costs the NHS £500m a year is slammed as 'a deception'

A CLAIM by Labour Party leaders that knife crime costs the NHS £500 million a year was described as a "deception" last night, as it emerged the figure was based on an estimate for the cost to hospitals of all violence in Scotland, not just those attacked with a blade.

Call for tougher action on knife crime

Labour leader Iain Gray has urged the Scottish Government to do more to tackle knife crime.

2000 back mother's bid to jail knife yobs

MORE than 2000 people have signed a mother's petition urging the Scottish Government to bring in tougher sentences for knife crime in the wake of a series of savage attacks in the Lothians.

Knife crime: sharp facts

THERE has been a 30 per cent decrease in offensive weapons crime since 2006-7.

How much evidence do you need for a knife crime conviction? Is photographic proof not enough?

NINO Young, 20, and Daniel Wignal, 17, stand back to back and thrust their knives towards the camera. The image, which was posted on the social networking site Bebo, is a sickening reminder of the obsession young Scottish men still have with blades. They hold them aloft like trophies as Young sneers at the camera and Wignal bares his chest.

Knife criminals 'should face alcohol ban'

SCOTS convicted of knife crime should be automatically banned from drinking alcohol, says a senior police officer.

Police search for weapon after doorstep stabbing

DETECTIVES are today hunting a knife attacker who tried to kill a man as he answered the front door to a friend's house.

2,030 knives seized in Scots courts

More than 2,000 knives were seized in Scotland's courts last year, justice secretary Kenny MacAskill revealed yesterday.

Police enlist help of technology to fight knife crime

Mobile phones are to used to fight knife crime in Scotland, with youngsters in target areas being sent campaign messages via bluetooth, it was announced today.

Locking up knife neds doesn't work says Peter Mullan

LOCKING youngsters up for carrying a knife does not work, Scottish film director Peter Mullan claimed yesterday.

Knife crime in the Lothians heading for five-year high

KNIFE crime in the Lothians is heading for a record five-year high despite high-profile campaigns aimed at stamping it out.

Two officers stabbed over bus ticket check

Two police officers were stabbed after stopping a man to check he had paid his bus fare.

Man stabbed by youth outside flats

A MAN aged 20 suffered serious injuries when he was stabbed by a youth outside a block of flats.

Youth hospitalised after being stabbed

A 19-YEAR-OLD man was in a "serious but stable" condition in hospital last night after being stabbed in a Glasgow street in a disturbance involving about 12 men.

Knife killers get life for 'horrific' revenge attack

TWO killers who carried out a knife attack to avenge an 18-month-old grudge were jailed for life yesterday

Man stabbed in youth gang attack

A MAN was treated for stab wounds in hospital after being attacked by a gang of youths, police said.

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