Knife criminals to be tagged on release from prison to tackle rising violence in London

One hundred offenders deemed most likely to reoffend in the four worst-hit London boroughs will be fitted with GPS devices.

Their movements will be checked automatically against reported crime locations, with police notified of any matches.

Thugs will be tagged for crimes including wounding, GBH and possessing a knife.

It comes after a man, believed to be in his 30s, was stabbed to death yesterday in East Dulwich, South London.

And four teenagers were held on Saturday after a boy, 16, was knifed in Hayes, West London.

Announcing the year-long trial, London mayor Sadiq Khan said violent crime in the capital — with 128 killings last year — was “unacceptably high”.

He said the scheme would help offenders reintegrate into ­society, cut reoffending and give cops information to “thoroughly investigate” crimes.

It will operate in Lewisham, Lambeth, Croydon and Southwark — all South London.



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