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More police officers based in schools.

More police officers based in schools.

The number of police officers based in schools in London is going to be significantly increased in response to a wave of knife crime.

Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Simmons told MPs the number of full-time officers in schools would rise from 420 to 600.

Former Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw told MPs the threat of knife crime made young people "fearful of their lives".

He warned this had become a "generation of very frightened young people".

Sir Michael, giving evidence to the Education Select Committee's investigation into knife crime, said it was unacceptable that so many young people were afraid about getting home safely.

"We've always had youth crime. But this is different, this is vicious," he said.

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