Mayor calls for joint approach to tackling knife crime

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Mayor calls for joint approach to tackling knife crime

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has accused ministers of failing to show leadership on tackling knife crime, and suggested that government cuts to police budgets were also to blame.

Speaking at a summit to mark the first 12 months of his knife crime stratgey, Sadiq Khan said officer numbers were at their lowest level in 20 years.

Since last June almost 100 people have been stabbed to death in the capital.

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