The British Minister of the Interior, Sajid Javid, will meet Wednesday with the chiefs of police of the United Kingdom to address the increase in attacks, in general juveniles, with a knife, after the stabbing of two other teenagers last weekend in the country, said today in a statement.
"Young people are being killed all over the country and this can not continue like this", said the conservative minister.
Javid said the government "is taking measures on several fronts" but said he will meet with the commissioners of the most affected police jurisdictions to see "what else can be done."
"It is vital that we unite to stop this senseless violence," he said.
Javid's intervention comes after in recent days a boy and a girl of 17 years died in separate attacks with a knife in different parts of England, which raises to twenty the deaths by slashing so far this year.
Friday night, Jodie Chesney was stabbed in the back by a man, accompanied by another, when she was listening to music with her friends in a park of Romford, east of London, without for the moment having established the motive or found the suspects.
A 17-year-old boy identified as Yousef Ghaleb Makki was stabbed for his part in the village of Hale Barns, near Manchester (north English).
In 2018, there was a record of homicides with knives in the United Kingdom, with a total of 135, which led the Government and also the mayor of London, the Labor Sadiq Khan, to implement several measures.
Among other things, the Executive has allocated 200 million pounds (233 million euros) to a youth fund, has commissioned a study on the possible link between drugs and the increase in attacks and prepares changes in the law to increase penalties for attacks with knives and acidic substances.