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Curfews could be imposed on teenagers to cut knife crime

Ian Drury
UK Daily Mail [1]
Monday, July 14, 2008

A curfew for teenagers in troublespots is one of the main points of the Youth Crime Action Plan.

Ministers believe sweeping under-16s off the streets after 9pm would help tackle the rising toll of stabbings and knifepoint muggings.

Police would take the children home or to a safe place, such as a community centre, where parents could collect them.

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Parents would then be questioned about why their sons or daughters were hanging around late into the evening.

Curfews could be imposed for teenagers in troublespots in a bid to curb knife crime.

Ministers believe sweeping under 16s off the streets after 9pm would help tackle the rising toll of stabbings and knife-point muggings among young people.

Police would take the children home or to a safe place, such as a community centre, where mothers and father could collect them.

Parents would then be questioned about why their sons or daughters were hanging around late into the evening.

It is one measure set to be outlined in the Government’s new Youth Crime Action Plan, to be unveiled on Tuesday.

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