Blade watch

6th August 2004 at 01:00
The Metropolitan police force has offered schools use of hi-tech equipment to spot knives being carried by pupils. The offer follows the conviction last week of 16-year-old Alan Pennell for the murder of Luke Walmsley, 14.

Pennell stabbed Luke as he walked through the corridor at Birkbeck school and community arts college in Lincolnshire.

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