Debbie Makki had called for a full inquest into her son's death in March 2019 and had spoken out about knife crime in Manchester.
A pioneering church that has been hailed by politicians as a beacon of hope for ex-gang members has created the conditions for fraudsters to flourish within its ranks and is failing to act on pastors financially exploiting the young people it claims to help. Ex-congregation members of SPAC Nation speak out to reveal shocking cases at the church.
Recorded offences have jumped by 7%.
Bystanders to brutal stabbings have spoken about the impact of witnessing the country’s rising knife crime epidemic first hand about how it changed their lives.
The government is under pressure to act on knife crime after a spate of vicious attacks on police officers and members of the public in recent days.
This comes as the government faces ongoing backlash for its 'offensive' #KnifeFree initiative which sees anti-violence testimonies printed in thousands of food containers.
Home Office's #knifefree initiative to feature on more than 321,000 takeaway boxes.
The prime minister has vowed to “come down hard” on crime amid rising levels of knife crime.
It is impossible to overstate the consequences of cuts to services for our young people. The Tories have betrayed a generation, Cat Smith MP writes.
Knife Possession Offences committed by women and girls in England have risen by at least 10% every year since 2014.