The Leader podcast: The new knife curb laws for 12-year-olds explained

Knife crime (PA Archive)
Knife crime (PA Archive)

Our Home Affairs editor Martin Bentham joins the show to explain how new powers to stop children as young as 12 will work.

They’ve been announced by Home Secretary Priti Patel and will allow the courts to ban children from having knives and impose restrictions on their movements and use of social media.

Ignoring an order could carry a sentence of up to two years, but critics says the use of the power on those with no convictions will risk criminalising young people.

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