Boris calls for more stop and searches after third Islington knife death this year
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Mayor of London Boris Johnson has urged more stop and searches to tackle Islington’s knife shame.
He made the plea just hours after 17-year-old Vaso Kakko became the third teenager to be stabbed to death in the borough this year.
Vaso, of Newington Green, died from his injuries in Holloway’s Shearling Way Estate just before 9.30pm on Monday.
It was 100 yards away from where Ben Kinsella, 16, was stabbed to death in June 2008.
On Tuesday, Mr Johnson, an Islington resident, met with Ben’s family to discuss the ongoing issue.
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He said: “It’s devastating for the family of that young person [Vaso]. We need to do even more.
“Stop and searches need to be done sensitively, politely and within the law to take knives out of the streets.
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“We need to remind people that if you’re caught carrying a knife in a public place twice, you will face a custodial sentence.”
Full story tomorrow morning.