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Knife crime 'rising fastest outside London'

WorldNews Monday, 7 October 2019 ()
Knife crime 'rising fastest outside London'It's not just young men who are affected. In Blackpool, students Keeley, 17, and Lauren, 18, have both been threatened on the estate where they live, with knives brandished in relatively trivial teenage disagreements. "I got threatened with a machete in a park by a group of lads when I was playing football," Keeley said. "They wanted to play in our half, but we said no." Lauren says she doesn't feel safe in the town: "Me and my mate were walking home and a guy came out and threatened to stab one of my mates." In 2018, the resort had 14.3 serious knife crime offences per 10,000 people, putting it in the top 25 most dangerous places for knife crime in England and Wales, of the 275 areas which...
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