Action on rise in youth violence completely inadequate, say MPs

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Home affairs committee urges government to get a grip on ‘national emergency’

Serious youth violence is a social emergency and the government needs to get a grip on the problem or more teenagers will die, MPs have said.

A report from the home affairs select committee said there was a “serious mismatch” between the government’s diagnosis of the problem and its solutions, and its serious violence strategy lacked leadership and focus.

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