LONDON (AFP) - Britain s finance minister on Wednesday introduced more money for police forces to address the knife crime "epidemic", following a spate of stripling stabbing murders.

an extra one hundred million ($a hundred thirty million, a hundred and fifteen million euros) is being made to be had over the following yr in England to cowl the prices of police extra time spent tackling the difficulty, and to fund new Violent Crime discount devices.

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond made the declaration in his Spring declaration budget update in parliament.

Stabbings were in the spotlight following a string of fatal attacks in current weeks.

On Thursday, a teen became the 17th character knifed to loss of life in London alone in 2019.

Debate has raged over whether or not police have the resources available and the right techniques in area to fight the trouble.

authorities figures showed earlier this yr that the quantity of deadly stabbings in England and Wales had risen to its highest level since records commenced extra than 70 years ago.

official statistics confirmed there have been 285 homicides where the method of killing became by a knife or sharp tool in the 365 days as much as March 2018