Almost 3,000 people have been charged with carrying a knife in London in the past year alone.
New figures from Scotland Yard reveal that 2,709 people have been charged with possessing a knife in London in the past year alone.
Britain has seen a horrendous wave of knife violence across the capital this year, with a number of brutal murders at one point almost on a daily basis.
There is no doubt that the problem is growing and that the police must be given the power to crack down and deal with the issue to stop the bloodbath from going on. Harsh, mandatory sentences coupled with increased stop and search are surely the way forward.