Knife crime in England and Wales hit a record high in the year to September, up by 7% on the previous 12 months.
Violent criminals are stashing knives in parks and children’s play areas as stop and search is used more, a senior police officer has said.
London mayor Sadiq Khan has described knife crime as one of the biggest things to keep him up at night.
The number of knife crimes being dealt with by the police and courts is the highest in a decade, official figures show.
Four people have been injured in a stabbing incident in Manchester city centre.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for better protection for delivery drivers, after a moped rider was stabbed to death in London.
A teenager has been jailed for life for the “barbaric” gang murder of 14-year-old Jaden Moodie.
The heartbroken father of a young knife crime victim has issued a plea to Britain’s youth to “put down your weapons” as his killer was jailed for 15 years.
A man has died and another three have been injured after a stabbing in east London.
Boris Johnson has vowed to “come down hard” on the “scourge” of knife crime if the Tories win a majority at the General Election, with a pledge to immediately arrest and promptly charge anyone caught unlawfully with a blade.
A teenager who was fatally stabbed while attending a knife awareness course in west London has been named by police.