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David Cameron offers condolences over murdered Halesowen schoolgirl
1:27pm Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
PRIME Minister David Cameron offered his condolences to murdered Halesowen schoolgirl Christina Edkins’ family in the House of Commons.
Mr Morris said: “I am sure that the Prime Minister will wish to add his condolences to the family and friends of Christina Edkins, who was murdered on her bus to school in my constituency last Thursday morning.”
Mr Cameron responded: “My honourable friend speaks for everyone in the revulsion of this horrific crime and I’m sure the whole house will join me in sending condolences to Christina Edkins’ family.”
Mr Morris MP also raised the issue of knife crime with the Prime Minister.
He said: “The Government has rightly introduced minimum custodial sentences for people convicted of threatening someone with a knife, but would he agree that it is now time to introduce a legal assumption that people carrying knives in public intend to use them and so should attract prison sentences so that we can rid our streets of the scourge of knife crime.”
Mr Cameron promised the Home Secretary, Theresa May, would look into further tightening the laws concerning people carrying a knife in public.