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Prime Minister David Cameron calls for more education on knife crime in the wake of the stabbing of Joshua Folkes in Palmers Green
Prime Minister David Cameron has called for more young people to be educated about knife crime following the stabbing of a teenager in Palmers Green.
Joshua Folkes, 17, was stabbed to death in Bowes Road, Palmers Green, on Tuesday, December 3. Four people have so far been arrested in connection with his death.
Southgate MP David Burrowes asked Mr Cameron in Prime Minister’s Questions about what more can be done to crackdown on knife crime.
He asked: “Last Tuesday Joshua Folkes, aged 17, died in my constituency following a knife attack. Serious youth violence has fallen by some 19 per cent in Enfield, and the Government has toughened knife laws, but what more can be done to rid the streets of Enfield, and those elsewhere in the country, of the carnage caused by knife attacks?”
The Prime Minister said: “We have toughened the law, and I think that that has made a difference, but I think that the most important thing for us to do now is get rid of this dreadful culture of people carrying knives and educate young people about the dangers of carrying them.
“Those who carry knives often end up being stabbed themselves, and sometimes tragically die. It is to that work that we should now give priority.”
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