A schoolboy was arrested and questioned on suspicion of murder yesterday after a teenager was stabbed to death outside a birthday party in South London. In the latest outbreak of violence in the capital, Wesley Sterling, 16, suffered fatal chest wounds during the attack in Croydon. The killing followed earlier clashes at a nearby sports club when a group of people tried to gatecrash a 16th birthday party.
TWO guns are now being taken off the streets every day in the Lothians, as new figures show dozens of pump-action shotguns, rifles and handguns being destroyed by police in the last year alone.
Two separate murder inquiries have been launched over the weekend following the violent deaths of two men. Andrew Curran, 41, was stabbed to death in a Glasgow park on Friday night, and the body of William Downie, 28, was found on wasteground in Hamilton on Saturday.
A young father was stabbed to death in a fight outside a flat, police said last night. Anthony Kershaw, 25, died after a row with a 52-year-old man who had apparently called the police because of nuisance behaviour outside his ground-floor flat on a council estate in Rochdale.
A man was held at knifepoint by three armed intruders who broke into his house in Berkshire. One of the burglars is described as black, 6ft tall, with shoulder-length dreadlocks. The other two were white and wore hooded tops.
A drug dealer was jailed for 11 years at the Old Bailey after being arrested in possession of a sub-machine gun of the sort used in the Columbine High School massacre in 1999. Jordan Phipps, 23, was being watched by undercover police officers as he picked up the TEC-9 on a south London estate.
Source: London Times and the Scotsman and BBC News and Local London crime news
If the reason for gun control laws is to reduce violence and crime, the laws don’t work. How about treating the problems and not the symptom (guns)?
I am NOT saying UK should get rid of their gun control laws. But people here in the US look at the UK national gun control laws and think national gun control laws in the US would totally solve all crime and violence. These posts show they wouldn’t stop the violence and crime.
Having a gun will not make you go out and commit a crime.
Having a gun will not make you go out and kill your ex-girlfriend.
If you want to commit a crime, you will but a gun makes it easier.
If you want to commit a crime, gun control laws will not stop you.
If you want to kill your ex-girlfriend, you will try but a gun will make it more likely.