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Teach Knife Crime Teens Useful Skills In Hospital

by | 14th, July 2008

KNIFE crime is big news. A knife features on the cover of the Scotsman, the Mirror and the Mail.

In “KNIVES TSAR IN CALL FOR NATIONAL SERVICE”, the Daily Mail speaks with “Police chief” Alf Hitchcock, a Scotland Yard Deputy Assistant Commissioner appointed by the Home Secretary to head a new national anti-knife crime programme.

He tells us:

“Most kids are not beyond the pale. Most kids are decent young people. We have let them down. Now it’s time to give them the hope they deserve.”

With that cleared up, Hitchcock advocates a non-military “national service”, what used to be called community service. Although the Mail hears: “Send jobless youths on national service, says Britain’s new knife crime tsar.”

Anorak readers will doubtless recall David Cameron’s interest in introducing a scheme wherein the kidz would devote their summer holiday to “patriotic” duties. “North and south, black and white, rich and poor,” said Cameron, adopting Del Boy Trotter’s common touch,

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