As well as knives; knuckledusters, a hammer and a taser are among the weapons found on schoolchildren in England and Wales between April 2018 and August 2019. Sky News reports.
The true figure is likely much higher as a number of forces did not respond to requests for information, including England’s biggest force, the Metropolitan Police.
- A samurai sword found by Greater Manchester Police
- In Bedfordshire a schoolchild carrying a machete and another carrying firearm
Another 311 incidents were recorded between April and August 2019 and 49 children were said to be below the age of 10 – the age of criminal responsibility.
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