An extra half a million pound to tackle knife crime in Lambeth, MP Hoey announces

By Sarah Grealish

The government will pump an extra £500,000 into preventing knife crime, it has been announced hours after a murder in the area.

Vauxhall MP Kate Hoey revealed the cash boost for safety in Lambeth on her Twitter feed today.

The former sports minister tweeted: “Pleased that Government has just announced an extra £500,000 for @lambeth_council to support measures tackling knife crime.”

Her revelation comes the day after a 23-year-old man was stabbed to death while playing table tennis at the Marcus Lipton youth centre in Minet Road, Brixton.

Lambeth was the first borough in London to announce, in March, that it was backing the public health approach to youth knife crime prevention.

Pictured: Home Secretary Sajid Javid and Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick tour Brixton in December.

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