£3m pledged to tackle UK knife crime
The British government has pledged 3 million pounds toward attacking knife crime in the country, particularly in the capital, after yet another gang-related stabbing death.
An extra £3m to help keep young people safe in knife crime hotspots has been announced by ministers.
Initiatives include a visible police presence on school routes and dedicated officers to work with young people likely to become offenders or victims.
The money will go to the 10 police force areas in the government's Tackling Knives Action Programme.
Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said she hoped it would send the message that a knife is not needed for protection.