Knife crime wave escalates as TWO schoolboys aged 13 and 14, stabbed

TWO more school children have been stabbed as the alarming escalation in knife crime continues in the UK.

A 13-year-old boy was attacked by Shawlands Academy in Glasgow on his lunch break with a boy, 15, arrested.

As the wave of knife assaults rises, another boy was seriously injured in Preston, Lancashire, on Sunday night.

The 14-year-old is thought to have several stab wounds to his arms and legs with three men aged 21, 22 and 24 arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent.

Knife crime is growing most outside of London, according to police data.

From 2010 to 2018 there has been an average increase of 47.5% in knife related offences compared to 11% in the capital.

Home Secretary Sajid Javid met chief constables from seven of the areas worst affected by knife crime last week over what is being described by some as a national emergency.

Police across the country are now using surrender bins, stop-and-search powers and weapon sweeps to find knife carriers, under Operation Sceptre.

The public are voicing concern over the alarming rate of knife attacks.

Action has been called for after two 17-year-olds were killed in two separate incidents recently.

Jodie Chesney, 17, was knifed in the back as she hung out with friends near a children’s playground in Harold Hill, London, on March 1.

Over the same weekend, Yousef Makki, also 17, was stabbed in the affluent village of Hale Barns, in Greater Manchester.

Falling police numbers by around 20,000 since 2009 across England and Wales has been blamed by many.

Last week Ayub Hassan, 17, died from a knife attack in London while three teenagers died in 12 days in Birmingham last month.

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