Wales school stabbing: ‘Violent crime has reduced in UK’, reassures James Cleverly

‘Violent crime has reduced’, reassured the Home Secretary in the wake of the Wales school stabbing on 24 April.

Speaking from Italy, James Cleverly told PA reporters he had been “receiving updates about this terrible situation, and my thoughts are with those people who have been hurt, and their friends and family.”

“Violent crime has been reduced significantly because of the increase in police numbers that we’ve seen in the UK,” he added.

An arrest was made after two teachers and a pupil were stabbed at Amman Valley School, Carmarthenshire.

The injured were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening knife wounds, police confirmed on Wednesday evening.