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We always carried knives ... We were a nasty wee crew. Hugh Collins, Glasgow gangsta
Glasgow is a city divided, cut in half by one lethal weapon – the blade. Knife crimes and razor gangs have been a presence on the streets of Glasgow for nearly two hundred years. Gangs of Britain, CI 2013
In our school you were searched for guns and knives on the way in and if you didn’t have any, they gave you some. Emo Philips
One of my boys was dead, and those Turks were about to find out what it felt like to be on the wrong end of a kebab knife. Rise of the Foot Soldier 2007 ***** starring Ricci Harnett & Terry Stone & Craig Fairbrass & Roland Manookian & Billy Murray & Frank Harper & Neil Maskell & Dave Legeno & Kieran Bew & Jason Maza Coralie Rose& et al, director Julian Gilbey, Carlton Leach’s commentary
I’ll cut you right now. Bonded by Blood 2010 starring Tamer Hassan & Robert Fucilla & Vincent Regan & Terry Stone & Adam Deacon & Neil Maskell & Dave Legano & Johnny Palmiero & Duncan Meadows et al, director Sacha Bennett
He stabbed me. He done me in the guts. What do I do? Leave it in or take it out? Love, Honour & Obey 2000 starring Sadie Frost & Ray Winstone & Jonny Lee Miller & Jude Law & Kathy Burke & Sean Pertwee & Denise van Outer & Rhys Ifans et al, directors Dominic Anciano & Ray Burdis et al, Al in pub with gang
You took our child into a knife fight? Undercover Blues 1993 starring Kathleen Turner & Dennis Quaid & Fiona Shaw & Stanley Tucci & Richard Jenkins & Obba Babatunde & Tom Arnold & Park Overall & Dave Chappelle et al, director Herbert Rossi, her to him
Those knives are supposed to be as sharp as a chemistry teacher’s cardigan. Red Dwarf s8e6: Pete I, Rimmer to Lister, BBC 1999
I read that Monica Seles got stabbed. And although I have nothing against Monica Seles, I’m glad somebody in sports got stabbed. I like the idea of it; it’s good entertainment. If we’re lucky, it’ll spread through sports. And show business, too! Wouldn’t you like to see a guy jump up on stage and stab some famous singer? Especially a real shitty pop singer? Maybe they’ll even start stabbing comedians. Fuck it, I’m ready! I never perform without my can of mace. I have a switchblade knife too. I’ll cut your eye out and go right on telling jokes. George Carlin, Brain Droppings
Knife boy is just 10: A boy of 10 waved a 4 inch knife and threatened to stab a group of teenagers if they did not hand over their mobile phones ... Police arrested the 10-year-old soon after in Walthamstow, East London. He has been bailed until next week. The Sun article March 2011
The best thing I have is the knife from Fatal Attraction. I hung it in my kitchen. It’s my way of saying, Don’t mess with me. Glenn Close
That’s a knife. Crocodile Dundee 1986 starring Paul Hogan & Linda Kozlowski & John Meillon & Terry Gill & David Gulpilil & Reginald Vel Johnson & Steve Rackman & Gerry Skilton & David Bracks & Peter Turnbull & Rik Colitti & Christine Totos & Graham Grace Walker et al, director Peter Faiman
We really stuck the knife in her, didn’t we, Bert? Oh we really gave it to her good. Then we twisted it, didn’t we, Bert? ... I loved her Bert. I traded her in a pool game. The Hustler 1961 starring Paul Newman & Jackie Gleason & Piper Laurie & George C Scott & Myron McCormick & Murray Hamilton & Stefan Gierasch et al, director Robert Rossen
I hope you don’t mind. I would have used the butcher’s knife but the sword seemed so appropriate. Hannibal Rising 1997 starring Gaspard Ulliel & Aaran Thomas & Gong Li & Dominic West & Rhys Ifans & Helena-Lia Tachovska & Kevin McKidd & Richard Brake & Stephen Walters & Ivan Marevich & Charles Maquignon et al, director Peter Webber, young Lector
As Reg [Gutteridge] told it, tiring of the champion's bombast, he chirped: ‘Muhammad, you think you’re a tough guy, don’t you? Well, I’ll show you what tough is ...’ Whereupon he seized a steak knife and violently stabbed himself in the leg, watched by the disbelieving Ali, who had no idea Reg had a false leg and was reduced to gobsmacked silence. ‘Now you do that,’ said Reg. Guardian online article 27th January 2009
I want to discover why so many young men here are arming themselves with knives. Nick Wallis, Glasgow’s Killing Streets, Channel 5 2015
Reputation: one of extreme violence. It’s a reputation that’s backed up by some staggering statistics. ibid.
A murder rate double the national average. And the weapon of choice is often a knife. ibid.
The gang violence escalated significantly after the introduction of drugs on the streets ... An even greater effect on those that take it – alcohol. ibid.
This new joined-up approach to tackling Glasgow’s knife-crime seems to be having a positive effect. ibid.
Knife crime is becoming normalised and a gateway for young people to enter into gangs, ruining lives across the capital. Gangland: Murder, Channel 5 2016
Over the last year 13 young people have died as a result of a knife injury in London. The Met s2e3: Policing London, BBC 2017
Between April 2015 and March 2017, 2,579 weapons were seized in British schools. Of these almost 500 were knives. Crimes that Shook Britain s8e2: Ann Maguire, CI 2017
In the year to March 2018, in England and Wales over 40,000 offences involving knives or sharp weapons were recorded by police. Crimewave 2018: Lawless Britain, Channel 5 2018
It’s a tragedy when someone gets stabbed but the good things is, I was there to record it. Sacha Baron Cohen: Who is America? V, Rick, Channel 4 2018
Zombie knife-wielding teenagers roaming the streets. Stabbings on an almost daily basis. Britain is in the midst of a knife-crime crisis: there’s been nearly 400 reported stabbings this year alone. Dispatches: Young, Armed and Dangerous, Channel 4 2019
The first person to be fatally stabbed in 2018 died just 12 minutes into the New Year. 3 hours later a second person is killed … Many of the victims are teenagers. Stabbed: Britain’s Knife Crime Crisis, Duwayne Brooks, BBC 2019
Why should you have the benefit of walking the street after deliberately taking someone’s life? ibid.
Tonight: bloodshed on our streets. We investigate a shocking cause in the rise of stabbings and shootings spreading across Britain. We meet the teenagers arming themselves in a terrifying world of drugs and violence. And the people responsible for bringing in a new generation. Tonight: Violent Britain: Drugs, Knives & Gangs, ITV 2018
The country is currently caught in a wave of serious violence. The headlines are shocking. ibid.
In 2017 across the country there was a more than 20% increase in knife crime and a more than 10% increase in gun crime. ibid.
Tonight: the knife crime epidemic: fear on the streets, one man’s anger, his family’s tragedy, and his search for solutions. Tonight: Knife Crime & Me, ITV 2019
The figures are horrifying: so far this year more than 50 people – half of them under 25 – have been stabbed to death in Britain; many more have been seriously injured. ibid.
Honey, you gotta stop stabbing him [hostage]. Fargo s2e8: Loplop, Jesse, FX 2015