Holloway Road attack: Man, 25, arrested after woman seriously hurt in "unprovoked" sword attack on north London street

Hunting knives, gas mask, crossbow and mallet: Terrifying haul of weapons 'found on man who attacked woman in the street with 2ft-long samurai sword' Woman is seriously hurt in random sword attack in north London early this morningA man was found at the scene with swords, a cross bow, hunting knives and a gas maskThe 25-year-old is currently being questioned by detectivesPolice today praised a lone officer who bravely tackled the man Local residents described hearing the woman scream 'like an animal' | UPDATED: 17:58 GMT, 24 December 2012 A man armed with a Samurai sword, a cross bow and several hunting knives has been arrested after a woman was seriously hurt in a random street attack this morning. Residents living close to the scene in Holloway Road, north London, described hearing the woman screaming 'like an animal' as she was slashed repeatedly with a two foot long sword.

Stop and think – and you will realise that banning guns is a waste of time

Stop and think – and you will realise that banning guns is a waste of time | UPDATED: 00:03 GMT, 23 December 2012 Ask yourself this. Even if you had a house full of guns and ammunition, would you then murder a close relative, shoot your way into a nearby primary school and massacre as many children as you could Of course you wouldn’t.

Worrying teenage trend for self-harming sparks sharp increase in calls to Childline

Worrying teenage trend for self-harming sparks sharp increase in calls to ChildLine Child hospital admissions caused by ‘intentional harm with a sharp object’ up 132 per cent in a decadeCharity blames growing family problems for spike in self-harming among the young | UPDATED: 13:30 GMT, 5 December 2012 Children are turning to self-harm as a result of deepening family problems, a leading charity said yesterday. The number of children and teenagers who have asked for help after considering hurting themselves with knives or drugs has gone up by two thirds in a year, ChildLine said

Chris Grayling: All knife thugs will be sent to prison

All knife thugs will be sent to prison, says Justice Secretary after figures show one in five escape with a cautionMandatory prison sentence for 'aggravated knife crime' Offenders face a maximum of four years’ imprisonment or a minimum of six months | UPDATED: 09:45 GMT, 3 December 2012 Tough stance: Justice Secretary Chris Grayling wants prison sentences for knife crimes Knife-wielding thugs will no longer be able to escape with only a caution, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has vowed. The Cabinet minister said anyone who uses a knife to threaten others in a public place will be jailed. Of the 4,207 people arrested for carrying knives this spring, only 951 – 22 per cent – were sent to prison.

All knife thugs will be sent to prison, says Justice Secretary after figures show one in five escape with a caution

All knife thugs will be sent to prison, says Justice Secretary after figures show one in five escape with a cautionMandatory prison sentence for 'aggravated knife crime' Offenders face a maximum of four years’ imprisonment or a minimum of six months | UPDATED: 01:05 GMT, 3 December 2012 Tough stance: Justice Secretary Chris Grayling wants prison sentences for knife crimes Knife-wielding thugs will no longer be able to escape with only a caution, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has vowed. The Cabinet minister said anyone who uses a knife to threaten others in a public place will be jailed. Of the 4,207 people arrested for carrying knives this spring, only 951 – 22 per cent – were sent to prison.