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Youth councillor accuses government of being 'naive' about knife crime

A youth councillor in Kent has called on the government to stop being “naive” about knife crime as figures show a huge leap in attacks.

Alex McGovern, who is a member of Kent Youth County Council which is made up of 11 to 18-year-olds, has called for a “holistic approach” to the problem.

It comes as statistics show knife crime in Kent has more than doubled in the past five years, with 1,322 incidents reported in the 12 months to April 2018, the latest available figures.

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