Image caption Reverend Canon Dr Rosemarie Mallett has called for churches to act Churches should provide safe havens for young people to avoid violence on the street, a south London priest has said. Reverend Canon Dr Rosemarie Mallett called for churches to open their doors between 15:00 and 18:00 BST “to have a space where…

Image copyright Google Image caption Police were called to Welbeck Road in Barnet on Tuesday after reports of a fight A man has died after a triple stabbing in north London. Officers were called to Welbeck Road in Barnet at 22:50 BST on Tuesday after reports of a fight. Scotland Yard said three men had…

Image copyright PA The number of people caught carrying knives and offensive weapons in England and Wales has reached a nine-year high. Figures for the year to March show 22,041 offences were dealt with by police and the courts. The Ministry Of Justice says this has increased 34% since 2015 and is the highest number…

Image caption Jamal Hassan mentors young men in London, many from Somali families Hundreds of British teenagers are being sent by their parents to East Africa to avoid knife crime in the UK, representatives of the Somali community say. Why are they taking this drastic choice? Some names have been changed to protect the identity…

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe moment Alex Traykov attacked Met officers with a kitchen knife A man who ambushed four police officers with a knife after luring them to a house with a bogus 999 call has been jailed for 15 years. Alex Traykov, 20, falsely reported a fight in Islington,…

Image copyright Urdd Gobaith Cymru Image caption There has been an annual message from the young people of Wales since 1922 Young people’s concerns over knife crime have been the focus of this year’s annual peace message from the Welsh youth organisation Urdd Gobaith Cymru. The group launched the message outside Wales for the first…

One hundred people have been fatally stabbed in the UK so far this year. The first death was 33-year-old mother Charlotte Huggins, who died in London just a few hours after celebrating the start of the new year. The 100th death was John Lewis, 32, who died in Middlesbrough on the evening of 14 May….

Image copyright PA Places in England that have seen the biggest council spending cuts to youth services are likely to see the biggest increases in knife crime, a study says. Research by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Knife Crime showed the average council cut real-terms spending on youth services – such as youth clubs –…