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NHS violence reduction lead calls for crackdown on knife sales

A leading trauma surgeon is calling for more to be done to restrict the sale of harmful ‘zombie knives’ to help prevent violent crime.

Zombie knives have cutting blades of up to 25 inches, a serrated edge and are brightly coloured, often decorated with images of violence. Martin Griffiths, a surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust, said that the drivers of violent crime are complex and deep-rooted, but that sales should be curbed of knives designed purely to glamourise and cause harm. More.....