Violent Crime: Young People

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons on 10th June 2019.

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Photo of Sajid Javid Sajid Javid The Secretary of State for the Home Department

May I take this opportunity to extend my sympathy to Ellie’s family for what has happened and their terrible loss? My hon. Friend is absolutely right that to tackle serious violence we need to take action on many fronts. As well as law enforcement and early intervention, it is right to ensure that sentencing is fit for the crimes that have taken place.