Headline August 09, 2017/ ''' STABBINGS -LONDON- STUDENTS '''


Mayor Sadiq Khan,   Commissioner Metropolitan Police, Scotland Yard, and all of  UK's   law enforcing agencies.

Mr. Mayor, Sir,    Gentlemen  and  Officers:
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NEARLY ONE YOUNG PERSON/STUDENT a week has been  stabbed to death in London so far this year,  leaving  British authorities hunting for ways to stop the increasing violence.

TWENTY-SEVEN PEOPLE, yes, 27 people under the age of  25 have been stabbed to death in London since the start of 2017, according to figures from city hall.

The  *alarming figure*  is but    ''the tip of the iceberg''    according to Patrick Green from the  Ben Kinsella Trust,  and   educational organization  set up in memory of  teenage/student  stabbing victim.

Police registered more than  12,100  knife attacks which left 4,400 people injured between April last year and March,  the highest figure in five years.

''Many of the victims of stabbing are left with permanent disabilities, permanent scars, and the most awful disability which isn't reported is the mental trauma,'' Green told AFP.

'' The fact that you recover doesn't mean that you return to your normal life,'' he added.

In contrast to widely held perceptions, the majority of the attacks are unrelated to organized crime. Three out of  four cases involve individuals who carry out a knive because they believe it will make them feel safer.

''This can be self-fulfilling prophesy, where young people equip themselves with a knife and in doing so significantly up the ante   of their chances of becoming a knife victim,'' said  Bernard Hogan Howe, the former head of London's Metropolitan Police who retired last year.

One proposal to cut knife crimes was announced some two Tuesdays ago, by Interior Minister Amber Rudd,    who wants to ban     the possession of outlawed weapons   such as zombie knives   -often curved blades inspired by horror films   -and knuckledusters on private properties.

As part of a planned consultation on knife crime, the government will also examine whether to extend a ban on possessing a knife in public places and schools to include universities.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has spearheaded a  Pound 7 million programme [7.9 million euros],    which includes schools where knife crime is prevalent being given metal detectors.

In announcing the plans last month, the Mayor hit out at government cuts which he said had led to the closure  of  30 youth  centres that could have stopped young people turning to crime.

''The only way we can truly beat the scourge of  knife crime on our streets is by properly funding youth services,'' Mayor Sadiq Khan said.

Police have been visiting hundreds of schools as part of their ''Operation Sceptre'',    involving everything from quizzes on criminal responsibility to self-esteem classes.

The operation to tackle knife crime was launched in July 2015 and also sees officers carry out checks on businesses selling knives, in addition to confiscating weapons sold illegally.

Bins have been left in public places for people     to dump any banned weapons without fear of being arrested.

But at the same time, the crackdown is facing an uphill struggle with knife attacks increasing by 24 per cent last year.

Since 2010, the number of  police officers in the British capital has been cut by 14 percent.

''It would be a naive answer to say that if you cut a significant amount out of an organization you don't have any consequences,'' said Martin Hewitt, assistant political commissioner.

With funds limited, the police have teamed up with hospitals to collect and share anonymous information on each new attack. The database is intended to help emergency services both prevent and better respond to knife crime.

''Austerity creates a catalyst for change, and hopefully that can be a positive change, '' said John Poyton, a director of   RedThread charity which addresses youth/students violence.

To sum, The World Students Society stays terribly concerned. 

We hope that London will do  everything possible  to hunt for ways to stop these  Deadly Youth/Students Stabbings. With that I also  thank researcher and writer Antoine Pollez.

So, I task  founder,  Student Vishnu and Lakshmi/India, to watch all *Students Stabbings* in London on daily basis, and to  keep me readily informed. 

With respectful dedication to the Students, Professors and Teachers of the U.K.,   and then the world. See Ya all on !WOW!   -the World Students Society and Twitter-!E-WOW!  -the Ecosystem 2011:

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