Herne Bay residents shocked at rise in knife crime

Herne Bay residents are shocked at the recent spike in knife crime in the area

This comes after Kent is named as one of the top two fastest rising places for knife crime in the country

“It’s disappointing to see young people get involved in such violent crimes”

After a weekend of crime stretching form Tonbridge to Herne bay, residents in the small seaside town are rocked by the recent rise in knife crime

One incident that occurred over the past week in Herne Bay, involved a man in his 20’s who was stabbed and taken to a London hospital.

Three people have been arrested in connection with the stabbing, a 51-year-old man and two teenage boys, age 16 and 17.

One Herne Bay resident, Alex said: ‘’it’s disappointing to see young people get involved in such violent crimes, especially in such a quiet area like Herne Bay, it’s upsetting to see how our town is changing like this”

Many residents are surprised by Kent being the fastest rising place for knife crime and a local mum tells us: ‘there is a local shop that sells penknives to children in the area, they’ve sold one to my son before. I just think there needs to be more education in schools, because that’s where the issues are beginning”.

 

 

A lot of experts are blaming the fast rise in knife crime in Kent on gangs coming in from London, but many are still not convinced by this.

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