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Image caption HM Courts and Tribunals Service said it treats security "extremely seriously". Thousands of knives and sharp objects are being confiscated annually at London family courts, with campaigners saying it showed how "desensitised" some people were to carrying weapons. Eighty-six knives with blades longer than 3in (8cm) were seized in 2018-19, a big rise from just 18 a year earlier, Ministry of Justice data revealed. Almost 4,000 shorter blades were found in 2018-19, the figures showed. HM Courts and Tribunals Service said it treated security "extremely seriously". Family courts mainly deal with private family disputes that involve parents and concern their children, and public wor... Full story

20 July