Knife Attacks in Britain – level 3

13-03-2019 15:00

Britain’s first March weekend was marked by more knife crimes after two teenagers were killed. One of them was 17-year-old Jodie, who was stabbed to death in a park near her home in East London.

Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, said that it was a tragic, senseless loss of life.

The former police commissioner said that there has been a 93% rise in the number of young people (younger than 18) who have been stabbed over the last five years – that is almost double.

He thinks that one of the reasons for the violence is a high supply of cocaine which makes it cheap. The second obvious reason is that there are too many people carrying knives, and the third is that there are too many young men who do not care about the consequences of carrying a knife. In the country’s capital alone, there have been 20 murders so far this year, including five in just a week.

Difficult words: stab (cut, put a knife in somebody), senseless (meaningless, mad, stupid), consequences (the punishment or reward for your actions).

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