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Why the Knife? - Personal Defense Network

Why the Knife? – Personal Defense Network

By Chris Fry

I was recently asked why I’m so quick to recommend a knife, not a gun, as a primary personal-protection tool.

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Gun Control

Greenhalgh fronts police public meeting, Surrey Street, Nov 4

The Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC) and the Metropolitan Police Service will be visiting Croydon on November 4 to talk about the progress made against the  370 more words


Labour councillors demand free vote over Osland honour

Tony Newman, the Labour leader of Croydon Council, could face some angry party colleagues in the Town Hall chamber tonight if they are forced to vote through a borough honour for former councillor David Osland. 913 more words

London Borough Of Croydon

Mother of knife crime victim receives special award in Birmingham

The mother of a teenager who was fatally stabbed in Birmingham has been honoured at a police award ceremony.

Karen Ross, 53, received the Chief Constable’s Community Service award for her continued work to raise awareness of knife crime in Walsall. 255 more words

Lives Not Knives nominated for prize at Lamplugh Awards

Lives Not Knives, the Croydon-based anti-violence charity, is a finalist in this year’s National Personal Safety Awards, an event promoted by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust. 558 more words


Do I belong? How one man escaped the clutches of a violent gang

Imagine feeling so different to everyone else that you feel like a misfit within your own family and your peers. You feel ostracised, lack identity and crave a sense of belonging. 722 more words