Harsher punishments for gun and knife crime proposed

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Harsher punishments for gun and knife crime proposed
22nd October 2014

Robbers who use or threaten with knives or guns should be given longer prison terms, according to the sentencing council.

At the moment these crimes don’t automatically qualify for the harsh sentencing.

The council want to increase the threat to being jailed from the current 2 years up to 7. With life imprisonment still being the harshest sentence.

Anyone caught carrying a knife on two occasions will get an automatic six month prison sentence.

Nick de Bois, Conservative MP for Enfield North, supports this new proposal.

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