Retaliatory knife attacks (2)

MQT on 2018-09-13
Session date: 
September 13, 2018
Question By: 
Siân Berry
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Thank you for your response to my question 2018/0825. Are you and the Metropolitan Police Service developing the capability to be able to extract this data on a strategic level across London at this point?


Answer for Retaliatory knife attacks (2)
Retaliatory knife attacks (2)

Retaliatory knife attacks (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The reasons for which knife attacks are carried out are largely contained in the thinking of the assailants, who may or may not divulge them to police. If they are captured. There may be intelligence about individual attacks. But the reasons for such assaults would remain purely speculative and unsuitable for disclosure.