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MP questions Theresa May on knife crime

PUBLISHED: 16:26 06 June 2018 | UPDATED: 16:41 06 June 2018

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin raised the issue of knife crime with the prime minister

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin raised the issue of knife crime with the prime minister Picture: DAVID GARRAD

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has asked the prime minister what is being done to stop the spike in violence on our streets in the wake of Tavis Spencer-Aitkens’ murder.

Mr Martin took the opportunity during the weekly prime minister’s questions in the House of Commons to raise the issue with Theresa May.

He said: “Following the tragic murder of a 17-year-old in broad daylight in front of his friends, will the prime minister agree to meet with me and the police and crime commissioner for Suffolk to discuss how such violent crimes might be prevented in Ipswich in the future?”

The prime minister assured Mr Martin that the Home Office was working with police to tackle violent crime and that the home secretary was beginning to implement the new Serious Violence Strategy.

Mrs May added that she would ask the Home Office minister to meet with Mr Martin to discuss the issue further.

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