Talking Point: What do you think of the new knife crime prevention orders?

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The new measures were unveiled by Priti Patel today  (PA Archive)
The new measures were unveiled by Priti Patel today (PA Archive)

New knife crime prevention orders will allow the courts to ban children from having knives and impose restrictions on their movements and use of social media.

The measures were unveiled by Priti Patel today as part of her promise to do “everything in my power” as a mother to “stop this scourge” of blade killings.

Part of this strategy will also include the imposition of curfews and requiring young people to take part in educational courses, sports activities, anger management, and drug rehabilitation schemes.

The aim is to stop young people from being drawn into gang culture and knife crime from an early age.

What do you think of the new powers? Let us know your thoughts below for the chance to be featured by the ES tomorrow.

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