30 teenagers were killed with knives the story of armed gangs spreading fear in London

30 teenagers were killed with knives the story of armed gangs spreading fear in London  In recent years, the British capital, London, has drawn attention to the high level of violent crimes and murders, which have exacerbated alarmingly, during periods of home quarantine dictated by the spread of the Corona pandemic.  Despite continuous security warnings, since the beginning of the year 2021, and despite intensive surveillance and reconnaissance patrols in the streets of London, the city witnessed its bloodiest years, especially in the stabbing of teenagers with knives, and thus recorded the highest rate of teenage murders since 2008.  While the security agencies and the competent authorities held the responsibility, others questioned the reasons for the spread of this scourge, and the reasons for targeting adolescents in particular, in a shocking manner.  Teens stabbed with knives  British police have warned, during the past months, that the year 2021 will be the deadliest for the city of London, since 2008, in terms of the killing of teenagers with knives.  It announced at the time that it would increase the number of officers on the streets, and patrols in open spaces, parks, cabarets, bars and clubs. However, it seems that the efforts of the security services were not able to meet this challenge sufficiently. London recorded the killing of 30 young adolescents in 2021, most of whom were stabbed to death, according to what the security reports later indicated, which confirmed in the same context that stabbing crimes are primarily responsible for the largest number of deaths during the same year.  The latest victim was a 15-year-old boy who was stabbed to death on 30 December in Ashburton Park in Croyden, south London.  While many blame the London police for the failure to contain the escalating violence, considering that this is due to the lack of sufficient deterrent measures to prevent teenagers and gangs spread in neighborhoods from carrying knives, in turn, the security services confirmed that this number would have been much greater without their intensive efforts.  In the same context, she spoke about the series of raids and confrontations that she launched during the recent period to address the gang violence spread in the neighborhoods and streets of London, especially those largely stationed in areas belonging to the New Addington Local Council, which were the cause of a number of these crimes.  Experts and analysts believe that reducing police work in areas where criminal gangs are stationed, due to the constant attack on their patrols, in addition to the growing drug market, has exacerbated this phenomenon that has claimed the lives of dozens of teenagers, some of whom used to frequent recreational areas, such as playgrounds. Gardens have become accelerators of crime and violence.  Who is responsible?  In the face of this societal tragedy, the security services considered that the responsibility rests equally with everyone, to prevent its further spread in society. In the same context, Police Chief Alex Murray spoke, addressing a direct appeal to parents: "If you have concerns, talk to your children... Make sure they don't have knives, and make sure they don't hang out with kids who carry knives."  London Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted: "I refuse to accept that the loss of young lives is inevitable and will continue to relentlessly take the bold action needed to end the violence in our city."  On the other hand, activists and a number of civil society institutions considered that this societal problem will continue to grow unless it is dealt with properly. Accordingly, many accuse the official authorities in the city of London of failing and negligence in dealing with this phenomenon.  Anthony King, head of the MyEnds program aimed at tackling knife crime in London said: “It is sad that we have so many problems in schools, in education, and young people are being pushed out of college very quickly, for often even simple reasons, without Taking into account the problems and breakdowns that some of them are experiencing in their home.”  Specialists consider that the authorities thus contribute to pushing young people and adolescents to the scenes of violence and crime and to join gangs, which find them in these circumstances easy prey.

30 teenagers were killed with knives the story of armed gangs spreading fear in London

In recent years, the British capital, London, has drawn attention to the high level of violent crimes and murders, which have exacerbated alarmingly, during periods of home quarantine dictated by the spread of the Corona pandemic.

Despite continuous security warnings, since the beginning of the year 2021, and despite intensive surveillance and reconnaissance patrols in the streets of London, the city witnessed its bloodiest years, especially in the stabbing of teenagers with knives, and thus recorded the highest rate of teenage murders since 2008.

While the security agencies and the competent authorities held the responsibility, others questioned the reasons for the spread of this scourge, and the reasons for targeting adolescents in particular, in a shocking manner.

Teens stabbed with knives

British police have warned, during the past months, that the year 2021 will be the deadliest for the city of London, since 2008, in terms of the killing of teenagers with knives.

It announced at the time that it would increase the number of officers on the streets, and patrols in open spaces, parks, cabarets, bars and clubs. However, it seems that the efforts of the security services were not able to meet this challenge sufficiently. London recorded the killing of 30 young adolescents in 2021, most of whom were stabbed to death, according to what the security reports later indicated, which confirmed in the same context that stabbing crimes are primarily responsible for the largest number of deaths during the same year.

The latest victim was a 15-year-old boy who was stabbed to death on 30 December in Ashburton Park in Croyden, south London.

While many blame the London police for the failure to contain the escalating violence, considering that this is due to the lack of sufficient deterrent measures to prevent teenagers and gangs spread in neighborhoods from carrying knives, in turn, the security services confirmed that this number would have been much greater without their intensive efforts.

In the same context, she spoke about the series of raids and confrontations that she launched during the recent period to address the gang violence spread in the neighborhoods and streets of London, especially those largely stationed in areas belonging to the New Addington Local Council, which were the cause of a number of these crimes.

Experts and analysts believe that reducing police work in areas where criminal gangs are stationed, due to the constant attack on their patrols, in addition to the growing drug market, has exacerbated this phenomenon that has claimed the lives of dozens of teenagers, some of whom used to frequent recreational areas, such as playgrounds. Gardens have become accelerators of crime and violence.

Who is responsible?

In the face of this societal tragedy, the security services considered that the responsibility rests equally with everyone, to prevent its further spread in society. In the same context, Police Chief Alex Murray spoke, addressing a direct appeal to parents: "If you have concerns, talk to your children... Make sure they don't have knives, and make sure they don't hang out with kids who carry knives."

London Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted: "I refuse to accept that the loss of young lives is inevitable and will continue to relentlessly take the bold action needed to end the violence in our city."

On the other hand, activists and a number of civil society institutions considered that this societal problem will continue to grow unless it is dealt with properly. Accordingly, many accuse the official authorities in the city of London of failing and negligence in dealing with this phenomenon.

Anthony King, head of the MyEnds program aimed at tackling knife crime in London said: “It is sad that we have so many problems in schools, in education, and young people are being pushed out of college very quickly, for often even simple reasons, without Taking into account the problems and breakdowns that some of them are experiencing in their home.”

Specialists consider that the authorities thus contribute to pushing young people and adolescents to the scenes of violence and crime and to join gangs, which find them in these circumstances easy prey.

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