Police seize scores of knives in a search of 4,000 suspects
More than four thousand people have been stopped and searched in London in the past two weeks as police try to address public concern over young people carrying knives.
The £1 million operation has led to the seizure of almost 200 weapons and to 210 arrests. Officers have used airport-style search arches and metal-detecting wands on the streets.
The Home Office announced an advertising campaign yesterday with shocking images of the damage that can be done with a knife. One shows a man with a knife sticking out of his stomach, and another shows a hand from which the thumb has been severed.
Although the campaig