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Word on the Street: Has the increase in knife crime stopped you from going out?

PUBLISHED: 19:00 06 November 2017

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, recently suggested schools should be judged by inspectors on how effectively they are rooting out knife crime (stock image). Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, recently suggested schools should be judged by inspectors on how effectively they are rooting out knife crime (stock image). Picture: NICK BUTCHER

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Following another knife incident near the Buttermarket on Friday night, we asked people whether it makes them think twice about going out.

The latest police figures show that in Suffolk the number of knife crimes reached a high of 239 last year – up from 162 two years ago.

• Read more: Knife crime in Suffolk and Essex has reached a new five-year high.

On Friday night, November 3, Suffolk police were called to an incident in St Stephen’s Church Lane, near the Buttermarket shopping centre.

The victim, a homeless man, suffered several stab wounds to his arms and legs that required medical attention, but his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Two men have been charged with unlawfully and maliciously causing grievous bodily harm with intent to do grievous bodily harm and have been remanded in custody following their first hearing at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

•Read more: Duo remain in custody facing GBH charges after man suffers stab wounds

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