The comments made by Sarah Jones, the Shadow Minister for Policing and Fire, on 3 August 2020.
Knife crime has risen as a result of Tory cuts to the Police and preventative services. The Government have spent years announcing summits, strategies, and taskforces – but they have failed to act, with knife crime continuing to rise across the country on their watch.
More warm words from ministers will not help communities across the country that are blighted by knife crime.
This Conservative Government needs to explain how it will fix the national knife crime crisis that was born on their watch.