Machete Attack Every 90 Minutes in ‘Gun-Free’ Britain

Machete Attack Every 90 Minutes in ‘Gun-Free’ Britain, by Liam Deacon.

Recorded machete attacks in the UK have shot up by nearly five times in just three years, with the majority in the capital, London.

The huge number of crimes committed with the deadly, sword-like weapons means there is an average of 15 a day in the UK, or one every 90 minutes.

Coconut seller with machete, Dominican Republic

As violent crime surges across the country, and even faster in London, the long blades, designed for chopping undergrowth, appear to be a weapon of choice for criminals in the UK, which is governed by strict gun-control laws.

hat-tip Stephen Neil