Knife Crime

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:49 pm on 4th March 2019.

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Photo of Sajid Javid Sajid Javid The Secretary of State for the Home Department 3:49 pm, 4th March 2019

My hon. Friend is right that we must ensure that we have the right approach for each area, and he has talked about the differences between some urban areas and more rural areas. Last month I was near Exeter, meeting officers from Devon and Cornwall police, including the police and crime commissioner, and I was pleased to see just how seriously they take this issue, and they talked about how the new National County Lines Co-ordination Centre is already making a real difference.