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Knife crime: Theresa May 'not listening' says ex-police chief

Prime Minister Theresa May has not listened to police concerns about knife crime, a former head of the Metropolitan Police has said. Mrs May said the deaths of young people were "appalling" as she announced an upcoming summit on knife crime.But Lord Stevens told the BBC: "I don't think she listens, quite frankly, to what she's being told."Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said Mrs May was not doing enough to tackle the root causes of knife crime.Earlier, Sajid Javid called for knife crime to be treated "like a disease", and said "we have to listen to them [police] when they talk about resources".'Not good enough'Speaking on BBC Radio 4's World at One, Lord Stevens - who was commissioner of the Met between 2000 and 2005 - criticised Mrs M ...