Thousands of British teenagers have marched in London, demanding an end to knife crime which has claimed the lives of 17 youngsters in the capital so far this year. Ben Kinsella, aged just 16, was the latest victim stabbed to death at the weekend. He was the brother of a well-known soap actress, Brooke Kinsella.
The average age of murder victims in the UK has been falling for some time. Teachers are calling for random weapons checks in schools. There is reported to be a knife crime committed in the UK every 24 minutes.