Piccadilly Gardens Knife Rampage

On the evening of 12th January 2020, Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester city centre witnessed another violent knife attack. As police swooped on the area, breaking news reports alerted the public to four separate people being targeted during the knife rampage. Images of the scene which circulated on social media, soon Continue Reading

County Lines Drug Trade: The Precursor to Knife Crime

You’ve heard the term but what does “county lines” actually refer to? Basically, when drug gangs from large cities and towns grow their operations to nearby smaller towns, this is referred to as “county lines drug trade.” The National Crime Agency warns that the unscrupulous drug dealers commonly employ children Continue Reading

2014 Colchester Murders: James Attfield and Nahid Almanea

33-year-old James Attfield and 31-year-old Saudi student Nahid Almanea were stabbed to death in Colchester, Essex, only three months apart. Approximately one year later, teenager James Fairweather was arrested for the murders. Fifteen years old at the time, Fairweather was in the midst of planning another murder. Described as “brutal Continue Reading

Greater Manchester Violence Reduction Unit Receives £3 Million

The central government has issued a cash injection to Greater Manchester’s Violence Reduction Unit. In the Home Office’s latest step against knife crime, £35 million have been made available to Violence Reduction Units across the country. Of the £35 million, the Greater Manchester region will receive £3.3 million between 2020 Continue Reading

Knife Crime in Manchester Report

A new report detailing the occurrence of knife crime in Manchester’s schools has been published. Showing a massive increase, statistics from the latest report demonstrate that knife crime has more than doubled in the Manchester region’s schools. The report’s key finding concerns the period between 2015 and 2019, during which Continue Reading

Manchester Knife Crime

Recently, Manchester has witnessed a spike in the number of knife crime incidents across the city. Since the start of October of this year, there have been eighteen high-profile incidents of knife crime. While there have been 13 occasions on which people have been stabbed, there have been five in Continue Reading

Hollywood Actor Rod Bond’s Encounter with Knife Crime during Filming at Deansgreen Hall

It has been revealed that Rod Bond’s encounter with knife crime in Lymm came during secret filming for a new movie set at Deansgreen Hall. During an interview, excerpts of which have been published here, Rod Bond briefly discussed his encounter with knife crime. Following sightings in Lymm, Rod Bond Continue Reading

Violence Reduction Unit Invest £4.7 Million to Reduce School Exclusions

In November 2019, as part of the public health approach to knife crime, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan pledged £4.7 million in funding to support the reduction of school exclusions. Based on a holistic approach in which government actors aim to combat violent and knife crime and its root causes, Continue Reading