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Met Police commissioner in Scotland to find a solution for London's knife epidemic

Cressida Dick has travelled to Scotland to seek a solution to London’s knife crime epidemic. Photo: PA

The Metropolitan police commissioner has travelled to Scotland to seek a solution to London’s knife crime epidemic, after two men were stabbed to death within two hours of each other in Camden on Tuesday night. Cressida Dick will learn more about Police Scotland’s pioneering work on tackling knife crime in the city once known as the stabbing capital of Europe.

Glasgow is a city which has seen a remarkable recent downturn in the number of stabbings, with no reports of any in the last seven years. That figure stands in stark contrast to what London has endured this year alone - 16 knife-related deaths and we are only in the second month of 2018.