'Jail Anyone Who Carries A Knife'
Killing someone is seen as a status symbol and said the recent spate of knife murders is just "fashion". That was what two gang members have told Sky News. Quiet shocking huh !! ...
Sixteen young people have been stabbed to death in London alone this year.
The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown has pledged to prosecute, rather than caution, anyone over the age of 16 found carrying a knife. Current police guidance is to prosecute adults caught with a knife, but only to caution those under 18.
The Government has announced it will review knife sentencing guidelines as police continue to question five people in relation to the murder of 16-year-old Shakilus Townsend.
Two men aged 22 and 18, two teenage boys aged 16 and 17, and a 16-year-old girl are being held at south London police stations in connection with the teenager's death.
Sentencing guidelines, due to come into force next month, state that knife possession can be punished with a fine in the least serious cases, but Justice Secretary Jack Straw said this would be re-examined.