Boris Johnson has promised a “tough new approach” to combating knife crime and critical violence if he wins the election.
The prime minister has pledged to “come down hard on the scourge of knife crime” if the Tories return to Downing Street after 12 December.
Under the new plans:
- The occasion is promising to velocity up the dealing with of knife possession circumstances, claiming that anybody caught unlawfully with a knife can be instantly arrested, charged inside 24 hours and in courtroom inside per week – 3 times sooner than the present common;
- Police can be “empowered” to goal recognized knife carriers with what the Tories say can be a “new” courtroom order, which can make it simpler for officers to cease and search these recognized to have carried weapons up to now;
- A £35m enhance can be given to violence discount items – multi-agency groups made up of the police, social providers and different companies – so as to “champion preventative work and stop violence from happening in the first place”.
“We have committed to putting an extra 20,000 police officers on our streets, but they need to have the powers to act decisively and effectively to prevent crime and see that offenders face justice,” Mr Johnson stated.
“That’s why right now we’re saying higher freedoms for the police to use cease and search on people who’re recognized to have carried knives up to now.
“We are also speeding up prosecutions to make sure the threat of being caught is always an effective deterrent.”
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