In the Media

Tories seek to combat youth crime

PUBLISHED January 19, 2005

Shadow ministers have hosted a Commons summit aimed at coming up with fresh proposals to tackle what they believe is the hidden crisis of youth crime.

Shadow Home Secretary David Davis said in a survey almost half of young boys had admitted carrying a knife at some time in the past year.
And controversial Assistant Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Brian Paddick - famous for his softly, softly experiment on cannabis possession in Brixton, south London - said youngsters were disproportionately involved in crime.