Shocking figures reveal there’s a machete attack every 90 minutes in Britain.
It’s emerged that in the last 2 months of 2017, police dealt with 928 crimes involving a machete – that’s an average of 15 a day, or 1 every 90 minutes.
London was the worst affected – 425 of the attacks happened in the capital, 99 in Greater Manchester, 77 in the West Midlands and 29 in both Merseyside and West Yorkshire.
It marks a steep increase from just 3 years ago when there were 100 machete attacks a month.
This is the violent reality of Britain. This is what happens if police numbers are reduced by around 20,000 since 2009. It’s time police, and the government, retook control of the streets.