Sadiq Khan Awkwardly Silent When Confronted About London's Knife Crime
London Mayor told that knife problem is getting worse, not better
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been repeatedly called out for his failure to deal with the city's exploding knife crime epidemic, and most recently, the London Bridge attack, which saw two people stabbed to death.
During ITV’s “Good Morning Britain," its weatherman Alex Beresford, whose cousin, Nathaniel Armstrong, 29, was killed in March in a knife attack, took the Mayor to task over the epidemic of violence.
“I feel like you could be more vocal on the issue of knife crime,” Beresford said.
“It’s not just about saying all the right things; it’s about doing the right things as well," he added, according to Fox News.
Beresford noted London's knife problem is getting worse, not better.
“We have got young kids walking around with knives, carrying them out of fear. That’s not an excuse to carry a knife, but it is a reason for it."
"And it is because our communities are completely infested with several different things — there are so many disadvantages going on that need to be addressed,” he added.
Beresford later said, “words can’t describe what it’s like to lose one of your cousins to knife crime.”
“And, unfortunately, Nathaniel isn’t the only person that I know that has lost his life to knife crime,” he said.
“It cuts you so deep inside, literally.”
But throughout Beresford’s highly charged comments, Khan just sat in silence.
Good Morning Britain presenter Alex Beresford comes face-to-face with @MayorofLondon Sadiq Khan over rising knife crime in Britain's 'infested communities'. More here https://t.co/IoqdxJUzBr@gmb@alexberesfordTV pic.twitter.com/5Cm4Ycy3Br— ITV London (@itvlondon) December 4, 2019
“I’m as frustrated as you, man,” Khan eventually replied.
According to a Breitbart report on Sunday:
Five London gang members were convicted of murder in connection with a brutal attack, which left one man dead and another with life-changing injuries.
21-year-old Sheareem Cookhorn and 18-year-old Tyrell Graham were convicted of murdering 19-year-old Kamali Gabbidon-Lynck and attempting to murder an unnamed 20-year-old, with Cookhorn also convicted for possession of a firearm with intent.
An official statement from the Metropolitan Police recalled:
“On the night of the murder, the group of seven males, including the five defendants and two unknown individuals set off on bicycles… to search for suspected rival gang members."
“Such was their violent intent, that between the five defendants they carried at least five knives (including a machete and a small sword), a handgun and a shotgun,” the statement continued.
In the wake of the London Bridge terror attack last week, Khan claimed that "diversity" in the British capital motivates terrorists to kill innocent people because it's "our strength."
Mayor Khan also once claimed that terrorism in London is just "part and parcel" of being in a "great global city."
“Look, I’m mayor of the greatest city in the world, and one of our strengths is our diversity,” he told reporters.