School pupils get lessons in how to deal with stab wounds using military-grade tourniquets amid UK’s knife crime epidemic

According to Daily Mail, school pupils are being trained to use potentially life-saving bleed control kits amid Britain’s knife crime epidemic.

The Midlands Air Ambulance, which is delivering the training, has seen a ‘huge increase’ in knife attacks and last year attended an average of two stabbings per week.

The specialist kits, which are designed to treat potentially catastrophic bleed injuries, contain items such as a military-grade tourniquet, heavy duty bandages and a foil blanket.

Figures showed a 7 per cent rise in offences involving knives or sharp tools in England and Wales in the year to September 2019.

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