An 18-year-old man is critically ill in hospital after a stabbing at a home in Nottingham.
The first “anti-stab” knife is to go on sale in Britain, designed to work as normal in the kitchen but to be ineffective as a weapon. The knife has a rounded edge instead of a point and will snag on clothing and skin to make it more difficult to stab someone. It was invented by industrial designer John Cornock, who was inspired by a documentary in which doctors advocated banning traditional knives. Mr Cornock, 42, from Swindon, said that the knife will cut vegetables, but will make it almost impossible to stab someone to death and will reduce the risk of accidental injuries. He said: “It can never be a totally safe knife, but the idea is you can’t inflict a fatal wound. Nobody could just grab one out of the kitchen drawer and kill someone.”
Two men have been injured in a shooting incident in the West Midlands. The men, aged 18 and 19, were found with gunshot wounds to their legs in Albert Road, Aston, Birmingham, on Monday night.
Armed officers were called out to a street in Manchester after shots were fired at a car and two homes. A Mercedes car was shot at a number of times and two homes were targeted in Scotland Hall Road in Newton Heath, police said.
Three men have been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences after a police officer was threatened with a gun in Cambridgeshire. Two police officers approached three men in Bedford Street, Wisbech, on Tuesday night. While dealing with the incident, one of the men threatened an officer with a handgun before running away.
A firefighter had to dive out of the way after a gang shot at him with an air rifle while he was tackling a blaze at a scrap yard in Greater Manchester. Mr Myers said: "This kind of incident is all too common, we have had bricks thrown at the fire appliances, firefighters have been spat at and now we are being shot at."