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MP 'delighted' with Enfield's anti-knife crime law

Enfield Independent: Mr de Bois challenged the Prime Minister in Parliament.

9:52am Thursday 26th April 2012

An Enfield MP says he is “absolutely delighted” that a new law he campaigned for that hands mandatory prison sentences to teenagers wielding knives is set to come into force.

Mandatory knife crime prison sentences law set for final approval

Enfield Independent: Don't carry, Don't kill: Enfield Indepedent launches campaign

5:54pm Wednesday 25th April 2012

A new law setting out mandatory prison sentences for teenagers wielding knives introduced after an Enfield Independent campaign is set to come into force tomorrow.

Knife crime law change 'step in the right direction'

11:10am Tuesday 1st November 2011

TOUGHER sentences for 16 and 17-year-olds caught wielding a knife are a “step in the right direction”, the Mayor of London has said.

Praise for 'Enfield's Law' to tackle youth knife crime

5:10pm Monday 31st October 2011

A CHANGE in the law to impose tougher sentences on teenager who threaten someone with a knife has been welcomed by Enfield politicians.

Government feared rebellion over knife crime amendment

12:10pm Friday 28th October 2011

A HARROW MP who backed our campaign for tougher sentences for knife-wielding teens said the Government backed down to avoid another backbench rebellion.

New anti-knife crime legislation gives mandatory sentence get-out clause

11:00am Friday 28th October 2011

JUDGES could be given a get-out clause from mandatory sentences for teenagers who carry knives in draft legislation introduced after a campaign by the Enfield Independent.

Hundreds face jail under new knife sentencing guidelines

12:58pm Thursday 27th October 2011

UP to 400 knife-wielding teenagers could be jailed every year under new mandatory sentences announced by the Government last night after our Don't Carry, Don't Kill campaign.

Don't Carry, Don't Kill MP 'delighted' with campaign success

Enfield Independent: Mr de Bois challenged the Prime Minister in Parliament.

9:54am Thursday 27th October 2011

AN Enfield MP whose campaign with the Enfield Independent has led to tougher sentences for teenagers who use knives has said he is “delighted”.

Government backs Don't Carry Don't Kill with tough new knife crime sentences

Enfield Independent: Don't carry, Don't kill: Enfield Indepedent launches campaign

10:59pm Wednesday 26th October 2011

THE Government has thrown its weight behind proposals championed by the Enfield Independent for tougher sentences for teenagers who carry knives.

Government 'still considering' Don't Carry, Don't Kill amendment, says Ken Clarke

Enfield Independent: Cabinet arrivals at Downing Street 11/10/11. Lord Strathclyde, Iain Duncan Smith, Chris Grayling, David Willetts, Mervyn King, Mary Portas, Eric Pickles, Sir George Young, Dominic Grieve, Ken Clarke, Theresa May, William Hague and Jeremy Hunt.

3:12pm Wednesday 26th October 2011

THE JUSTICE Secretary has said he is taking an amendment to knife legislation backed by the Enfield Independent under “careful consideration”.

Don't Carry, Don't Kill MP elected to justice body

Enfield Independent: Mr de Bois challenged the Prime Minister in Parliament.

3:20pm Monday 24th October 2011

AN Enfield MP has been elected to a parliamentary body that investigates justice legislation after running an anti-knife crime campaign with the Enfield Independent.

Knife crime petition to be handed to MPs

1:12pm Friday 21st October 2011

A PETITION signed by hundreds of people in Enfield will be presented to Parliament this afternoon calling for tough action on teenage knife crime.

Don't Carry, Don't Kill petition to be handed to Parliament

Enfield Independent: Don't Carry, Don't Kill

11:15am Thursday 20th October 2011

A PETITION backing the Enfield Independent's Don't Carry, Don't Kill campaign will be presented to Parliament tomorrow – days before legislation is debated.

PM on back foot in Commons over Don't Carry, Don't Kill campaign

Enfield Independent: Don't carry, Don't kill: Enfield Indepedent launches campaign

12:51pm Wednesday 19th October 2011

DAVID Cameron has been challenged again in the House of Commons to back the Enfield Independent's Don't Carry, Don't Kill campaign.

Sixteen now on bail over Negus McClean death

Enfield Independent: Negus McClean

12:30pm Saturday 15th October 2011

TWO men arrested on Thursday in connection with the murder of Negus McClean in Edmonton have been bailed until January.

Riots inquiry backed by mother of murdered Godwin Lawson

Enfield Independent: 'Talented footballer': Godwin Lawson 17-years-old when he was stabbed to death

1:10pm Friday 14th October 2011

THE mother of a murdered Enfield teenage footballer has backed a community inquiry due to start tomorrow into August's Tottenham riots.

Sixteen now arrested in Negus McClean murder hunt

Enfield Independent: Negus McClean

1:44pm Thursday 13th October 2011

DETECTIVES investigating the murder of an Edmonton schoolboy in April arrested two more suspects this morning, after two arrests yesterday.

More than 500 back Don't Carry Don't Kill petition

Enfield Independent: Don't Carry, Don't Kill

4:12pm Monday 26th September 2011

MORE than 500 people have backed Enfield Independent calls for a change in the law to tackle knife crime.

Bail extended for Negus McClean murder arrested

Enfield Independent: Negus McClean

1:19pm Thursday 22nd September 2011

A DOZEN people arrested in connection with the murder of an Edmonton teenager in April have had their bail extended.

Prayer vigil held to 'give hope' to Edmonton community rocked by stabbings

9:48am Monday 19th September 2011

THE Mayor of Enfield has called for young people to “drop that knife” at an emotional prayer vigil in Edmonton.

Peace vigil for Edmonton community rocked by stabbings

3:00pm Friday 16th September 2011

A PEACE vigil will be held this evening in the road where a man was stabbed to death and a teenager hospitalised within a week of each other.

Mother of murdered teenage footballer backs Don't Carry, Don't Kill

Enfield Independent: 'Talented footballer': Godwin Lawson 17-years-old when he was stabbed to death

11:40am Monday 12th September 2011

THE MOTHER of a promising teenage footballer from Enfield who was knifed to death in the street last year has backed our anti-knife crime campaign.

Enfield MPs to meet Ken Clarke over anti-knife crime campaign

Enfield Independent: Ken Clarke

4:10pm Monday 5th September 2011

A PAIR of Enfield politicians are due to meet the Justice Secretary this week to press for knife-wielding criminals to be jailed.

Four fifths of criminals carrying a knife avoid jail

11:08am Friday 2nd September 2011

MORE than 16,000 criminals caught with a knife in the last year have avoided going to jail, new figures show.

Enfield MP wants all knife-wielding criminals jailed

9:40am Wednesday 31st August 2011

AN Enfield MP plans to suggest that in future anyone who threatens someone with a knife goes to jail.

Tearful tributes to murdered teenager

3:48pm Thursday 18th August 2011

FRIENDS of a murdered Edmonton schoolboy have paid tearful tributes after he was stabbed to death.

Police shutdown Ponders End park after schoolboy murder

10:47am Thursday 18th August 2011

FLORAL tributes have been laid outside a Ponders End park where a teenage boy was stabbed to death.

Murdered teenager named as Leroy James

8:45am Thursday 18th August 2011

POLICE have named a 14-year-old boy found murdered yesterday in a Ponders End park as Leroy James.

Teenager found stabbed to death

8:21am Thursday 18th August 2011

A 14-year-old boy has been found stabbed to death in a Ponders End park.

MPs write to Attorney General over knife crime campaign

Enfield Independent: Don't Carry, Don't Kill

12:02pm Thursday 11th August 2011

TWO Enfield politicians have written to the country's top lawyer asking him to do more to tackle knife crime in Enfield.

MP Andy Love backs Don't Carry, Don't Kill

Enfield Independent: Edmonton MP Andy Love

11:00am Tuesday 2nd August 2011

AN Edmonton politician has backed the Enfield Independent's anti-knife crime campaign, Don't Carry, Don't Kill.

Don't Carry, Don't Kill campaign launches petition

Enfield Independent: Don't Carry, Don't Kill

10:29am Tuesday 26th July 2011

A POLITICIAN has teamed up with the Enfield Independent to start a petition to Parliament to tackle knife crime.

Godwin Lawson murder trial drawing to a close

Enfield Independent: Godwin Lawson

7:30am Monday 25th July 2011

CLOSING arguments are due to begin today in the trial of three men accused of murdering an Enfield teenager.

Knife arches installed at Edmonton school

Enfield Independent: No weapons were recovered through the knife arches, but officers hope they are a deterrent.

11:10am Wednesday 20th July 2011

KNIFE arches were used in a police operation at an Edmonton school last week in a bid to improve student safety.

Read Enfield MPs' letter to David Cameron on knife crime

Enfield Independent: Don't carry, Don't kill: Enfield Indepedent launches campaign

4:14pm Tuesday 19th July 2011

TWO Enfield politicians have written to the Prime Minister backing our anti-knife crime campaign - click here to read the full text of their letter.

Enfield teenager killed in 'brutal' 20 second knife attack, court hears

Enfield Independent: Godwin Lawson

9:46am Thursday 14th July 2011

A YOUNG footballer from Enfield was stabbed to death in a knife attack that lasted just 20 seconds, the Old Bailey heard.

Police pleased with response to Negus McClean Crimewatch appeal

Enfield Independent: Negus McClean died when he was stabbed through the heart on April 10.

1:59pm Wednesday 13th July 2011

DETECTIVES hunting the killers of an Edmonton teenager have said they are pleased with the response to last night's Crimewatch appeal.

Council leader backs Don't Carry, Don't Kill

Enfield Independent: Labour council leader Doug Taylor talking about the Government's Comprehensive Spending Cuts

2:10pm Tuesday 12th July 2011

THE LEADER of Enfield Council has backed the Don't Carry, Don't Kill campaign launched by the Enfield Independent.

Campaigners back Don't Carry, Don't Kill launch

1:00pm Tuesday 12th July 2011

A POLITICIAN has backed the Enfield Independent's campaign against teenage knife crime in the borough.

Don't carry, Don't kill: Enfield Independent launches campaign

Enfield Independent: Don't carry, Don't kill: Enfield Indepedent launches campaign

11:50am Tuesday 12th July 2011

Knife crime has blighted North London for too long.

Negus McClean murder on Crimewatch tonight

Enfield Independent: Negus McClean died when he was stabbed through the heart on April 10.

10:30am Tuesday 12th July 2011

AN appeal to catch the murderers of an Edmonton schoolboy will feature on the BBC's Crimewatch programme tonight.

MP calls for knife-carrying youngsters to get automatic jail sentence

Enfield Independent: Nick de Bois Mp paid a visit to Chase Farm Hospital A&E on Friday

3:30pm Thursday 7th July 2011

AN ENFIELD politician is calling for tougher sentences for youngsters who carry knives, after a spate of attacks in the borough.

Young Soldiers are tackling 'monster' of youth crime

9:03am Tuesday 28th June 2011

EDMONTON hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons in April when 15-year-old Negus McClean was stabbed to death in the street by a gang of youths.

Unity march in Edmonton to stand against teen knife crime

Enfield Independent: Negus McClean

12:14pm Friday 13th May 2011

AN Edmonton mother is planning a peace rally in a bid to tackle teen knife crime in the area.

Tribute page to slain teenager Negus McClean targeted by racists

Enfield Independent: The Facebook site has become a target for abuse

2:22pm Friday 15th April 2011

RACISTS have targeted a website set up in tribute to a teenage boy stabbed to death in Edmonton.






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