• Thursday, August 11, 2022

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Rudd promises to crack down on drugs to tackle rising street violence

Home secretary Amber Rudd

By: Sarwar Alam

The UK government today unveiled a tough anti-violence strategy as part of its wider crackdown on illegal drugs to tackle cases of rising street violence in the country. Commissioned by the home secretary Amber Rudd and backed with £40 million of Home Office funding, the Serious Violence Strategy claims to mark a major shift in the government’s response to knife and gun crime. It involves a new Serious Violence Taskforce, which will bring together the voluntary sector, local government, police and other key sectors to ensure the strategy is delivered effectively. “The evidence is were seeing a different approach to…

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