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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Knife Crime

This year
Dr Chris Luke: Knives are lethal weapons - we must not sleepwalk into a rise in their use
The retired medical consultant outlines the severe injuries incurred by victims of knife crime and says tackling this crime should be a priority.
Jim O'Callaghan: 'The possession of knives has become normalised - this needs to be reversed'
The Fianna Fáil TD says it is not enough for society to just express condolences when people die because of knife crime.
Last year
Tyson Fury’s cousin stabbed to death in ‘senseless attack’
The boxer said those who carry knives are ‘idiots’ and called for stiffer sentences for those involved in knife crime.
All time
Gardaí appeal for information about alleged knife attack in Limerick City suburb
Gardaí have recovered a blade they believe was used to inflict injuries to the man’s hands.
Call for increased policing resources over summer as gardaí investigate three stabbings in Dublin
Three men were taken to hospital yesterday.
Garda knife task force turns attention to warring group of teenagers in Dublin's north inner city
Undercover officers continue to patrol the crime hotspots.
Neale Richmond: To tackle knife crime we should take our cues from Scotland
The Fine Gael TD says we should look to Scotland and how they handled a surge in knife crime if we are to tackle our knife problem here.
Government TD says 'absurd' ban on naming child victims needs to end
Deputy O’Callaghan also wants Government to consider increasing the maximum sentence for knife crime.
Gardaí dealt with six stabbing incidents in Dublin over 24-hour period
Josh Dunne (16) died on Tuesday. Following his death, gardaí dealt with six separate stabbing incidents.
Doubling sentences for knife crime to 10 years 'will send a clear message', says Fianna Fáil
Fianna Fáil supports the re-introduction of a ‘Bin the Blade’ amnesty.
UK's Home Office branded 'racist or unfathomably stupid' for anti-knife crime ads on chicken boxes
A UK minister said the messages will “bring home” the consequences of knife crime to young people.
Family of teen killed in Dundrum stabbing thank public for support
Azzam Raguragui’s parents said they are putting their faith in the Irish justice system to hold whoever is responsible to account.
Second arrest made in 'outrageously violent' stabbing of 17-year-old girl in London
The 17-year-old was stabbed on 1 March by one of two men who approached the group of teenagers in a park in East London.
'A tragic ten days': London police step up efforts to tackle knife crime following recent deaths
Two 17-year-olds were killed in separate stabbing incidents this weekend in London and Manchester.
Anger and sympathies after 17-year-old girl stabbed to death in London park
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he was “filled with anger” by knife crime among young people.
39 people arrested after man stabbed in London
The man remains in a critical but stable condition.
Loads of people on Twitter are talking about last night's powerful anti knife-crime episode of Eastenders
Viewers could not hold back their tears.
1,800 extra police officers to carry Tasers amid increase in violent crime
Knife crime offences have risen by 24% in London in the last year, compared with 2015-2016.
Security guard stabbed in Dublin shopping centre attack
The Boots employee was brought to the Mater Hospital for his injuries.
Knife amnesty to combat stabbings set to come to the capital
The plans come in the wake of three serious stabbings in the last four weeks.
Gardaí arrest teen over fatal stabbing of young man at Dublin flats
The young man had stepped in to stop a fight on Halloween night when he was attacked.
There has been a huge spate of knife attacks on the New York subway this week
There have been three slashing incidents on the train in the last three days, and 286 this year.
WATCH: Teen sentenced for robbing a Subway armed with a machete
The 16-year-old boy threatened staff with the knife, before ripping a cash register from its drawer.
Five people stabbed in classroom attack at California university
The male attacker was shot dead by police on the scene at the University of California in Merced.
Man rushed to hospital after being stabbed in Tallaght
The man was found at around 6pm this evening.
US police kill man attacking cinema-goers with a hatchet during Mad Max
The incident took place around 7.40 pm Irish time in a suburb of Nashville.
This gripping play about knife crime in Dublin wants to get people talking
It’s about young men, Irish society, and what leads them to violence.
Fitzgerald: 'We've no plans for a knife amnesty, gardaí are doing enough'
The move had been called for to address the rise in serious incidents of knife crime.
Gardaí say taxi drivers could help in the case of a Dublin crèche worker stabbed last week
Rose Kenny suffered serious injuries after she was stabbed a number of times.
15-year-old charged with stabbing 14-year-old twice in the stomach
The boy will appear in court tomorrow morning.
Teen jailed for stabbing friend to death over £30 breakfast loan
Yusef Al-Jaaf was sentenced to life at London’s Old Bailey.
Man arrested after stabbing two gardaí in council offices
The two guards suffered minor injuries and were brought to hospital.
Gardaí arrest 60-year-old man after stabbing in Wexford
A 34-year-old man was seriously injured and taken to Waterford Regional Hospital, where his condition is described as serious but stable.
Two fourteen-year-olds accused of murder of market stall holder
A market stall worker was stabbed on Sunday and died this morning.
A gun and six knives were taken from a man who became violent with gardaí
The incident happened on Monday evening in the centre of Dundalk.
Two hospitalised, several wounded in Antrim stabbing incident
A male and a female have been taken to hospital following an incident in Newtownabbey.
Man dies after Smithfield stabbing
The man received multiple stab wounds this afternoon, before being pronounced dead.
Man pulls knife on arresting Gardaí in Post Office
Gardaí attempting to arrest a man in a post office this morning had to “struggle” to overpower him after he produced a knife.
Armagh man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder
Two men in Lurgan were take to hospital with stab wounds last night.
Kerry county councillors 'to contact Justice Minister over knife crime'
A local councillor said that it is “about time the Minister of Justice tackled this issue”.