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In current circumstances, I'm not how many votes will get.
First tonight, with six teenagers stabbed to death
in the capital so far this year, knife crime is a key issue
for police and politicians in the run-up to the election.
In a moment we'll look at how the parties intend
First, here's our home affairs correspondent,
Nick Beake who's been speaking to one father devastated
17-year-old Jamal Boyce was stabbed in the heart outside
Paramedics brought him back from the dead.
But seven months on, this is his life.
There is no form of communication with him.
He can't move, he's blind, there is no speech.
He cannot feed himself, he gets fed by a tube.
So it's a very low level of life he's got.
Jamal had never been in a gang, never carried a knife,
never been in trouble with the police.
What I thought was important is not important no more.
Well, spending time with people you love and who love you.
That's what I've realised throughout this whole experience.
Epidemic. It's insane.
It's like demons have just taken over the youth of today.
There is no morals, no love, it's insane.
One with a grey hoody, backpack, jeans, blue jacket.
This week we went out to see how police are tackling knife
And this is how the police are tackling knife crime
Here in Lewisham, this boy has been stopped because teenagers have been
He's one of 400 people arrested in the past week
Obviously in the moment you are more aware that these
people might have knives, and where he was wrestling with me,
obviously he was bigger than me, I have to be mindful where his hands
In this case, despite an extended search, no weapon is found.
Michael Gallagher nearly died 35 years ago when he was stabbed.
Now he's the officer leading the Metropolitan Police's crusade
A crime which has jumped by a quarter in the past year.
Yes, it is worrying, yes it is tragic, but we will work
through this as a society and I am confident we can fix it.
I'm not going to sit here and say we're going to allow it to go up,
we're going to everything within our power legally in order
to make sure we bring this under control and reduce victims.
Please, I am begging you, I cannot take no more.
The anguish of a mother who will never see her son again.
One of so many young Londoners stabbed to to death.
One of so many young Londoners stabbed to death.
This weekend the families left behind came together
The people on this march are of one voice.
But when it comes to the best way of tackling knife crime in our city,
But how would this dad even begin to tackle this problem?
To get these children into employment, into
That would be such a fantastic thing, if these guys
want to go out killing people, bring back...
A lot of these children have single parents,
they've got no father, they are the father in the house.
They have never been disciplined, so there is no boundaries
It's not just my son I've lost, I've lost my friend,
Nick after hearing Patting trick there and the Met, give us a sense
of how the parties are tackling knife crime? We are waiting for the
specifics of the manifestos, it's difficult, will there be new radical
ideas? Labour will fund an extra 10,000 police officers they've said
across the country, many would be in London. Today the Mayor of London
suggested that his party would reverse the ?400 million of cuts
that skward faces in coming years. -- Scotland Yard.
My worry is if the Tories win the general election we'll face not
just those cuts but some more, as well.
So a Labour Government won't have those cuts but also we'd have
additional uniformed officers which means a safer London.
So a Labour Government would reverse all those cuts?
I am saying to the Labour Party we shouldn't be having those
cuts already announced by the Conservative Party but also
we can't have any further cuts after the general election
and I welcome the additional uniformed officers.
The Conservatives? Well, we asked the Conservatives for an interview
but they weren't able to provide anyone for that today. However, they
told us they've introduced tougher sentences, particularly if you are
caught with a knife for the second time. Also they've taken action on
the sale of Blades to children. They make the point knife crime is down
compared with 2010. In light of this recent rise, told us today they take
any increase extremely seriously and will continue to work closely with
the police. As for the Liberal Democrats, they say that more
funding is the key to this, specifically more community
policing. In other words, more bobbies on the beat.
Visible policing increases trust and confidence.
If you know your local police officer, you can
If the police officers know who's carrying the knives, they can target
stop and search more effectively, you get community intelligence.
Overall, crime will reduce because the police and the community
What about other parties? The Greens say it's important to invest in
youth services, more engagement in schools. Ukip haven't given
specifics yet but previously they've criticised the mayor for focussing
more on online crime, rather than tackling knife crime, which as we
heard in my report many families believe is now an epidemic. Thank
you very much. A jury has ruled that excessive
force by 11 police officers contributed to the death
of a mental health patient. 23-year-old Olaseni Lewis died
in 2010 while being restrained at a psychiatric hospital in south
London. His mum described him
as her gentle giant. Olaseni Lewis was 23,
an IT graduate with no He was very popular,
lots of friends. He hated injustice,
stood up for people, marginalised people,
he tried everything. In 2010, Seni went out with friends
over the August bank holiday, and returned home complaining he had
been spiked with drugs. The following day his behaviour
became erratic so his mum took him He was transferred to
Camberwell and detained under the Mental Health Act,
but after a short time with no beds he was discharged and voluntarily
travelled for further treatment. Seni had been restrained
by staff twice, and then He died in hospital
three days later. A postmortem examination found his
brain had been starved of oxygen. Today, an inquest jury unanimously
found the level of restraint was unnecessary and unreasonable,
saying the officers had It has taken nearly seven years
for this inquest to be heard. Originally, the Independent Police
Complaints Commission Then in 2013, there was an external
review of the evidence by a QA. In 2015, the Crown Prosecution
Service said there was not enough evidence to bring criminal charges
against any of the They have not faced
misconduct charges either. This is not the first time that
restraint has caused the death of someone,
and it is not the lasting. What we're calling upon today
is for the Home Office, the Department of Health
and the Metropolitan Police to urgently respond to the shocking
evidence in this case, We have worked tirelessly to improve
our training and services we have got. I hope I would give the public
confidence around that but it's absolutely right we go back and
reflect on what happened in 2010 to make sure if there is more learning
to be drawn out, we very much do that.
I do not want to see another parent going through this.
After so many years of bringing up your children, caring for them,
providing them love, educating them, for this
to happen when you take them to a place of safety...
The verdict could have far-reaching implications. For Seni's family it's
a kind of closure seven years after they lost him. Now here is the
weather. Thank you.
The red sky tonight will be a delight tomorrow. It's also a
warning for gardeners, under clear skies now it's going to turn frosty
tonight. A widespread frost on the grass. In some places as skies stay
clear and winds fall light we could be as low as three, lower than that,
we could have an air frost in some prone spots rurally. It will be a
nippy start to the day tomorrow. But the temperatures will pick up
quickly because the winds are light. The sun will be shining throughout.
We should get to 18 in London and somewhere further west of there. For
Thursday, it's a little more cloudy again. Temperatures up to 19.
Increasing humidity. You can see that will start to produce heavy
showers around on Friday. A lot of fine weather over the weekend. Now
for the fine weather over the weekend. Now
for the national forecast here is Tomasz.
Good evening. Beautiful day today across many
parts of the UK. Here is a picture from Wales, sunny skies and more of
the same tomorrow. In fact for many of us even better. There is that
last little lump of cloud across central and eastern areas, it's in
the process of melting away. Skies are clearing across most of the
country so that promises a beautiful day tomorrow. It's going to be
chilly, really chilly tonight. The stars are out, clear right across
the country. Eventually by the early hours of Wednesday morning
temperatures in the middle of towns and cities around six or seven. But
in rural spots, or even outside of town two or three and at its coldest
it could dip down to minus two. A nippy morning on the way for many
but a beautiful start to the day. Let's look at the afternoon.
Scotland, not so sunny everywhere because here northern parts of