UK Knife Crime

Boris Bike Riding Thug Stabs Boy In The Back In Front Of His Mother

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK

A teenager boy has been stabbed while walking with his mother in Hackney. The 16-year-old victim was surrounded by a group of youths following a v...

Three Held After Teen Stabbed To Death

PA | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK

Three youths have been arrested after a teenage boy was found stabbed to death. Detectives have launched a murder inquiry after the boy was found w...

Teen's Stabbing Recorded On His Phone By Attackers

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK

The death of a 14-year-old boy stabbed in a park was recorded on his own mobile telephone, a court heard on Tuesday. The 12-second clip showed how ...

Prison for Knife Crime Youth Isn't the Answer

Vicki Helyar-Cardwell | Posted 21.01.2012 | UK
Vicki Helyar-Cardwell

The overly-confident assumption that mandatory prison sentences can begin to address teenage offending is naive at best. Prison simply cannot address the complex social problems underlying such behaviour, as is clear from the high reoffending rates for young people released from custody.