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Sunday 15 September 2019
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Knife injuries "show sharp rise" in UK

The number of people admitted to hospital with injuries sustained in knife attacks has shot up by nearly a third since Labour came to power, a committee of UK MPs has been told.

The Home Affairs Select Committee heard that one hospital has seen the number of seriously injured stabbing victims more than quadruple in the last five years.

Professor Karim Brohi, a trauma surgeon at Barts and the London NHS Trust, told the MPs much of the increase is due to territorial teenage gangs linked to schools or postcode areas.