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Knife crime: Suspects could be banned from social media

New powers to control suspects thought to be carrying knives are being introduced by the government in a bid to cut rising violence.Knife Crime Prevention Orders would impose sanctions, including bans on using social media to stir up trouble.The orders would target anyone aged 12 or over suspected of being involved in knife crime - even if they have not been caught with a blade.Knife possession rose by almost a third in five years, the latest figures show. It is already a crime to carry a blade in public without good reason - and there is a separate offence of taking a knife into a school.Is another year of rising knife crime ahead? Violent crime in England and Wales up 19% Knife crime: What happened to Michael? The House of Lords ...