Pubs and clubs in London’s financial district are to be given more than 300 stab kits in the wake of increasing knife crime, police have published.
Hundreds of bars and pubs are to be given a specialist medical kit to tackle catastrophic bleeding in response to growing knife crime.
Over 300 bleed control kits are being given to late-night venues in London’s financial quarter over the next months.
It is thought to be the most significant initiative of its kind in the country, following a pilot scheme in Birmingham earlier this year.
‘If I weren’t here, it would either be jail or death.’
That came about after passionate campaigning by Lynne Baird, whose son Daniel was stabbed to death outside a pub in 2017.
She said she was “delighted” by the roll-out in the capital but she “doesn’t want it to stop here”.
“I hope that this launch today will spark more forces to join our campaign and help make these kits available up and down the country,” she added.
The idea was also welcomed by Barry and Margaret Mizen, whose 16-year-old son Jimmy was murdered in a bakery in southeast London in 2008.
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The Metropolitan Police said they were called by the London Ambulance Service (LAS) at 9.45 pm (GMT) on November 17 to Beulah Hill, near the junction with Knight’s Hill, SE19, following the release of a shooting. When officers reached the scene, they found a man in his 20s injured from a gunshot.