Former England footballer Jermaine Jenas returns to his home city of Nottingham to investigate the spike in knife crime that’s devastating young lives and families.
Last year a knife or blade was used in a crime every 16 minutes, somewhere in the UK. There were 2,300 victims of knife crime aged 18 or younger last year, records show – a rise of 45% over three years, in England and Wales. The Home Office says knife crime remains below levels in 2010 but it recognises there is more to be done. The BBC’s Ed Thomas meets people who say they carry knives every day.