Knife Attacks in Britain – level 2

13-03-2019 15:00

In Britain during the first March weekend, two teenagers were stabbed to death, and one of them was a 17-year-old girl from East London.

Knife attacks are a big problem in Britain and they happen more and more often. The number of young people (younger than 18) who were stabbed has doubled in the last five years. In the first two months of 2019, there were 20 murders in London alone.

The former highest police officer of London thinks that there are three reasons for this. Firstly, too many people carry knives; secondly, cocaine is too cheap, and thirdly, many young men do not care about the consequences of their actions.

Difficult words: stab (cut, put a knife in somebody), former (ex-), consequences (the punishment you can get for doing something bad).

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