Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the latest teenage stabbing in Islington last night said:
“Over the last few years a widespread and generalised mistruth has built up that knife crime is now somehow under control
“Sadly the harsh reality is that knife crime has increased across London.
“It is time for the Mayor to take his head out of the sand and to accept the seriousness of London’s knife crime problem and for the Met to start putting effective policies in place to protect our young people.”
Notes to editors:
Details of the rise in knife crime in London are set out in this article: