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Statement from Professor Karim Brohi

Professor Karim Brohi, trauma surgeon at The Royal London Hospital and Director of London’s major trauma system said:

"Knife violence is a serious issue for London. We are proud of the excellent trauma care we provide and of our violence reduction programmes. The Royal London Hospital has cut the number of our young patients returning after further knife attacks from 45% to 1%.

"There is more we can all do to combat this violence, but to suggest guns are part of the solution is ridiculous. Gunshot wounds are at least twice as lethal as knife injuries and more difficult to repair. We are proud of our world-leading service and to serve the people of London."

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  1. SHOUVIK DATTA (MR) Saturday, 5 May 2018 at 04:48 PM

    Here is a hardworking and qualified doctor doing a difficult job, dealing with injuries on London's streets. He is infinitely more credible in every way than Mr Donald Trump is.

  2. EILEEN TRAUTZ Saturday, 5 May 2018 at 04:52 PM

    Please be our president

  3. Ben Saturday, 5 May 2018 at 05:06 PM

    I apologize for my country’s President. He equates certainty and fact with bluster and volume and unfortunately turned his small minded attention toward select violent acts and healthcare of the victims in London. I recommend ignoring him like most of us do, as he’ll be gone soon enough.

  4. Clifford Press Saturday, 5 May 2018 at 10:39 PM

    Providing medical care after the injury does not solve the problem; why don't you address the rapidly rising level of grievous violence in London? That is unacceptable and you need to face up to it. There's nothing to be proud about here.

  5. Syyed H. Ali Sunday, 6 May 2018 at 03:38 AM

    I fully agree with Dr. Brohi and French President, but you cannot teach old parrots new tricks.

  6. Amy Peterson Monday, 7 May 2018 at 11:26 PM

    How did you hospital cut the number of young patients returning after knife attacks from 45% to 1%?