Sat. Dec 14th, 2019

Bleed control kits to be supplied to UK bars in London in response to rising knife crime

epa07774923 A Police cordon at the scene where a man was arrested in Smith Square close to the Home Office in London, Britain, 15 August 2019. The London Metropolitan Police state that police were called to Marsham Street, following a report of a man with a knife at the location. Officers attended to find one man with knife injuries. One man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and taken to a police station. EPA-EFE/ANDY RAIN

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Hundreds of bars and pubs are to be given specialist medical equipment to treat catastrophic bleeding in response to rising knife crime, Sky News reports.

Some 320 bleed control kits are being supplied to late-night venues in London’s financial district over the coming months.

It is thought to be the biggest initiative of its kind in the country, following a pilot scheme in Birmingham earlier this year.

Via Sky News

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