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Home secretary: 'Knife crime can't go on'

The home secretary is to chair a meeting of police chiefs to combat the "senseless violence" that has seen a rise in the number of teenagers being stabbed to death across the UK.Sajid Javid said: "Young people are being murdered across the country, it can't go on."He spoke after the murders of a 17-year-old London girl and a boy, 17, in Greater Manchester, at the weekend.New figures have suggested a 93% increase in children being stabbed.Can knife crime be stopped before it starts? Fatal stabbings at highest level since 1946 Rising knife crime in England and Wales The Home Office said Mr Javid will chair the second chief constables' round table on Wednesday, aimed at sharing experience and policing strategies for tackling violent c ...