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Crackdown on knife crime

Daily Echo: New adverts aimed at turning young people away from knife crime have been launched

1:37pm Monday 23rd November 2009

HAMPSHIRE has been chosen as one of 15 nationwide knife crime hotspots to benefit from a hard-hitting crackdown.

Kids asked to shame knife yobs in city

Daily Echo: New adverts aimed at turning young people away from knife crime have been launched

1:42pm Friday 13th November 2009

TENS of thousands of schoolchildren are being urged to send a text message to turn in fellow pupils who carry knives.

Four knife attacks in 24 hours

Daily Echo: Police close off Brintons Road, Six Dials after a stabbing in the early hours of Sunday.

11:56am Monday 3rd August 2009

FOUR young men are in hospital today after 24 hours of knife attacks on the streets of Southampton.

Extra cash to tackle county’s knife crime

Daily Echo: KNIFE CRIME LAUNCH: Lily Golden, who designed the poster, Jeanette Singleton (mother of Lewis Singleton) and Chief Inspector Andy Bottomley.

11:05am Thursday 12th March 2009

EXTRA cash is set to be ploughed into Hampshire in a bid to rid its streets of knife crime.

Fresh-faced trio in knifepoint robbery

Daily Echo: Jonathan Gilham, James Carlton and Jamie Summerton

10:20am Monday 8th December 2008

THEY are the baby-faced thugs who subjected a 15-year-old boy to a terrifying knifepoint robbery.

Teens live in climate of fear

Daily Echo:

12:50pm Tuesday 22nd July 2008

Gangs, knives, bullies and teenagers . . . research commissioned by police and thought to be first in country, will make eye-opening reading for parents

Cameron backs knife campaign

12:04pm Friday 25th April 2008

TORY leader David Cameron has backed the Daily Echo's knife campaign by calling for tougher penalties in relation to violent crime.

Man stabbed in back in vicious ambush

Daily Echo:

12:09pm Tuesday 18th March 2008

Fresh warning from police about people carrying blades

'Never carry a knife'

Daily Echo: CAMPAIGN LAUNCH: Poster designer Lily Golden; Jeanette Singleton, Lewis' mum; and Chief Insp Andy Bottomley.

9:00am Wednesday 12th March 2008

Heartbroken mum’s poignant message

Most knife carriers are spared jail

Daily Echo:

7:00am Thursday 21st February 2008

FOUR out of every five people convicted of carrying a knife in Hampshire are getting off without a jail sentence, new figures have revealed.

Huge increase in convictions for carrying knives

Daily Echo: Knife victim Lewis Singleton

12:01pm Monday 18th February 2008

THE number of people convicted of carrying a knife in Hampshire has soared by 65 per cent over the past decade.

Sailor’s death still a mystery

2:59pm Friday 4th January 2008

THE death of Indian sailor Gregory Fernandes remains unsolved two months after he was apparently the victim of a race-hate gang attack.

Footballer is cleared of rape

3:01pm Wednesday 19th December 2007

A FOOTBALLER arrested for rape as he prepared to play for his Hampshire club has been cleared of attacking a woman in a pub garden.

Knife poster winner

Daily Echo: Lily is pictured right with her winning design with Chief Insp Bottomley and her classmate Jess Green  who was runner-up  with their head teacher Susan Trigger.

2:13pm Thursday 6th December 2007

THE competition was tough, but a 13-year-old schoolgirl from Southampton has been declared the winner of a poster campaign to stop people carrying knives.

Workers could be sent to jail over knife sales

11:38am Wednesday 31st October 2007

Police operation caught stores selling blades to girl, 15

End this knife madness

Daily Echo: KINFE VICTIM: Dele Little

3:47pm Friday 26th October 2007

In the wake of the Dele Little murder trial, officers launch a day of action to try and wipe out knife crime

Country-wide day of action

Daily Echo:

3:45pm Friday 26th October 2007

A HIGH-PROFILE day of action to wipe out knife crime will take place in Hampshire today.

PM backed Echo blade campaign

Daily Echo: CAMPAIGN: Dele's family and friends gather to support the Echo's call for a end to knife crime

9:46am Thursday 25th October 2007

FOLLOWING Dele's death, the Daily Echo launched a campaign to stop people carrying knives on the streets of Hampshire.

Good will come from Sarah’s untimely death

Daily Echo: LAST PICTURE TOGETHER: Aimee Merritt, 16, with mum Sarah Merritt, 39.

10:55am Wednesday 24th October 2007

The awful murder of Sarah Merritt robbed the community of a very special person but her family are ensuring her work will not be forgotten

Police to stop and search

10:44am Friday 20th July 2007

Operation Sharp launched today

Centre for ex-addicts to open

8:56am Wednesday 11th July 2007

A DRY house for recovering drug addicts and alcoholics is to be built on the site of a former shelter for the homeless in Fareham, despite protests from nearby residents.

Teachers armed with new powers

Daily Echo: HIDDEN DANGER: Teacher and union rep Ron Clooney pictured with weapons which have been confiscated from pupils.

10:50am Friday 1st June 2007

The Daily Echo’s campaign against knife culture has received a boost from the Government with new legislation for schools. CLARE KENNEDY reports

Why a safe school is the right of every child

10:49am Friday 1st June 2007

Announcing the new search powers for teachers, education and skills secretary Alan Johnson said: "Every child has the right to learn in a secure and safe environment. Fortunately knife incidents in schools are extremely rare and the majority of schools will not need to use these measures.

Drug dealer jailed for three years

10:00am Thursday 31st May 2007

A JUDGE rejected a suspended sentence recommendation for a drugs offender because it would be "setting him up for a fall''.

Head reassures parents about knives at Hampshire school

Daily Echo:

5:30am Thursday 24th May 2007

THE parents of children at a primary school where two boys were found carrying knives have been sent letters of reassurance by the headteacher.

School joins Echo poster campaign

Daily Echo: BACKING OUR MESSAGE: Millbrook Community School pupils.  Echo picture by Joanna Mann. Order no: 4950311

2:28pm Friday 18th May 2007

Message from the boys is that carrying a knife is not an option

Don’t inflict knife crime heartache

Daily Echo: BACKING CAMPAIGN: Terence and Margaret Noakes.

3:00pm Wednesday 16th May 2007

Couple speak of their devastation as they back Daily Echo campaign

Stab victim’s college backs anti-knife move

Daily Echo: LOUD AND CLEAR MESSAGE: Head teacher Joanne Carter with some of her pupils  from left  Josh Read, Jamie Trayhorn, Scott Carigan and Wayne Gerrim.                                        Echo picture by Malcolm Nethersole. Order no: 4898396

11:09am Wednesday 2nd May 2007

STAFF and pupils at the school attended by a teenager fatally stabbed in Southampton have joined the Daily Echo in taking a stand against knife crime.

Binmen injured by knives

Daily Echo:

11:11am Tuesday 17th April 2007

Hidden perils lurking in waste sacks

Frontline staff join campaign against knives

Daily Echo: CAMPAIGN: Alex Grossart, clinical team manager, left, and Rob Kemp, divisional clinical team manager, right, back the Daily Echo's knife campaign.

8:16am Monday 16th April 2007

THEY are the front line in dealing with the tragic aftermath of knife injuries across Hampshire.

Stab wound victims has rocketed, claims top hospital consultant

Daily Echo: Annette Cousins a sister at Southampton hospital's casualty department has backed the Daily Echo's campaign to get knifes off the streets.

6:48am Wednesday 11th April 2007

A LEADING consultant at a Southampton hospital's casualty department has backed the Daily Echo's campaign to get knives off the streets.

Mum who watched son Dele die from knife wounds joins Echo campaign to rid our streets of blades

Daily Echo: HEARTACHE: Mum Angie Little.

10:00am Tuesday 10th April 2007

It’s only nine weeks since Dele Little died from stab wounds . . . now his mother relives that dreadful night that changed her family’s lives for ever

MP joins Echo call to rid our streets of knives

11:07am Monday 9th April 2007

Attitudes must change claims MP

Cross party support for Echo knife campaign

7:00am Saturday 7th April 2007

Southampton's three political parties have joined the fight to get knives off the streets - calling for a zero tolerance approach.

Knife Crime: Put a stop to it

Daily Echo: Friends and some of his family of Lewis Singleton at Guildhall Square to highlight the dangers of knife crime.

11:43am Thursday 5th April 2007

Daily Echo launches campaign to get knives off the streets

Knife Crime

11:42am Thursday 5th April 2007

THE maximum sentence for someone caught in possession of a knife has just been doubled from two years to four years.



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