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Rise in knives and blades found at London family courts

Thousands of knives and sharp objects confiscated annually

BBC News has reported that "thousands of knives and sharp objects are being confiscated annually at London family courts". Figures disclosed to the BBC by the Ministry of Justice in response to a Freedom of Information request show that 86 knives with blades longer than three inches (eight centimetres) were seized in 2018-19, having risen from 18 a year earlier. Almost 4,000 shorter blades were found in 2018-19.

For the BBC News article, click here.