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Mayor of London calls for schools to use knife wands.

Mayor of London calls for schools to use knife wands.

The mayor of London is renewing his appeal for schools to use knife wands following four fatal stabbings in the city in 24 hours over New Year.

Sadiq Khan is offering the metal detectors to all state-funded secondary schools in the capital that want them.

But just 15% of schools that received letters from the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Sophie Linden, have taken up the offer since October 2017.

Conservative opponent Shaun Bailey said the mayor's response was "inadequate".

Mr Khan said the Met was working to bring justice for the families of the boy and three young men who were killed.

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