A COMPANY is selling trendy anti-slash street clothing to protect against the UK’s swelling knife crime epidemic.
Bladerunner sells £100 tops that can be slashed with a super-sharp knife but remain intact.
It comes as the UK’s knife crime has reached epidemic proportions with 21 murders in London already this year, and 14 killings in the last 16 days nationwide.
The UK firm offers hoodies, scarves, gloves and traditional police-style anti-stab vests.
Bladerunner’s website says: “This season’s must-have statement Razor wire designed hooded top with blade cut and puncture resistance up to Level 2.
“Bladerunner anti-slash clothing is designed to be street cool and nothing fits the bill better than this really cool hoodie.
“To look at, or to touch no-one would ever realise that this is a cut-resistant item, which why it is ideal for security personnel, undercover officers or just anyone who wants to look good.
“Please note this hooded top is not designed to protect against stab, tear or abrasion.”
A video on the website shows a top being repeatedly slashed with a knife but the fabric remains intact.
“Bladerunner anti-slash clothing is designed to be street cool”
Last weekend two 17-year-olds were stabbed to death as Girl Scout Jodie Chesney was knifed in the back in an East London park and straight A-Grammar school student Yousef Makki was murdered in a village in Cheshire.
Theresa May has been slammed for not addressing the knife crime sufficiently enough and people have blamed the cuts to the police force as the reason.
The Prime Minister denied these claims but Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said there was some correlation.
The Met’s Violent Crime Taskforce was set up in response to incidents of violence and knife crime in April 2018.
Since its formation, until the end of February 2019 they seized 245 firearms, 650 knives, 495 offensive weapons and arrested 3,401 people for weapons, violence and drug-related offences.
Between the 11th and 24th of February, officers made more than 504 arrests, 107 weapons recovered including 16 firearms and 293 drug seizures.