London knife crime crisis 19yearold becomes fourth teen death in as many months

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The killing in Blackheath, south-east London, comes just a day after the new Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick vowed to tackle the growing problem of gun and knife crime in the capital.

The Met issued figures last week showing a 42 per cent rise in gun crime in 2016-17, while knife crime was up 24 per cent and knife violence resulting in injury was up by 20.5 per cent.

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