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2011-07-21 14:07:26

New study aids understanding of force required for creating injury Engineers at the University of Leicester have for the first time created a way of measuring how much force is used during a stabbing using a broken bottle. The advance is expected to have significant implications for legal forensics. A team from the University has conducted a systematic study of the force applied during a stabbing and come up with the first set of penetration force data for broken glass bottles. This work has...

2009-09-20 11:05:00

Police in Palm Springs, Fla., say four men were stabbed after a fight broke out involving rappers competing at a local strip club. Palm Springs Police Department Capt. Mark Hall told The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post that details regarding the stabbings early Saturday morning have not been determined, but all four victims did not appear to have life-threatening injuries. We never determined who stabbed who or with what, Hall said. We looked for improvised weapons. We were not able to find broken...

2008-12-12 19:08:08

Illinois linebacker Martez Wilson was in stable condition at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana following an undisclosed incident. Sports information director Kent Brown did not give details about Wilson's injury, but Champaign police were investigating a stabbing at a campus bar early Friday morning. Like Brown, police refused to say if Wilson was the victim. Lt. Joe Gallo, a police spokesman, said officers were sent to a report of a fight in progress at a campus bar, but when they arrived,...

2008-08-18 12:00:55

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy was stabbed to death early today. Emergency crews were called to Moston Lane, in Harpurhey, Manchester, at 2.15am following reports of an injured boy. The victim had been stabbed once and was treated for a puncture wound but died on the way to hospital this morning, a police spokesman said. Detective Superintendent Shaun Donnellan said: "We are at the early stages of this inquiry, but we believe there may have been witnesses who could assist our investigation into...

2008-08-10 21:00:27

REDLANDS - Two teens were charged Thursday night in a racially motivated assault after a stabbing victim showed up at a hospital emergency room. The boys, ages 16 and 17, were first arrested for stealing vodka from the Von's grocery store in the 500 block of Orange Street after a store employee reported suspicious activity at about 11:15 p.m. Thursday. Responding officers spotted the teens running south on Sixth Street near Colton Avenue, said city spokesman Carl Baker. While police...

2008-08-01 18:00:35

By EMILY COOK INJURIES inflicted by gun and knife crime are costing the NHS more than pounds 3 million a year, a study has revealed. Stabbings accounted for almost three-quarters of penetrative injuries with an average of pounds 7,196 per victim. Firearm injuries, accounting for nearly a fifth of cases, cost on average pounds 10,307 a patient. The study looked at injuries leading to immediate admissions for three or more days, or death within 93 days. A total of 1,365 patients...

2008-07-28 18:00:22

ANTI-KNIFE crime campaigners attacked the internet site Facebook today for allowing a "disgusting" knifing game. Members of the social networking site have been using a blade icon to virtually "shank" - a street term meaning stab - other users. John Knox, uncle of Rob Knox, the Harry Potter actor who was stabbed to death in May, told the Sun the website was "disgusting" and that the game targeted young thugs who carried knives. The virtual knife threat features in Facebook's...

2008-07-16 00:00:32

The number of assault victims needing emergency hospital treatment has soared by 30 per cent in four years - and Yorkshire is among the worst affected areas, a new report says. The figures come as the Government was accused of making a humiliating U-turn over its plans to combat knife crime by forcing offenders to meet face to face with stabbing victims in hospital. Two days ago the Government said those caught carrying knives might be taken to hospitals to learn about the impact of...

2006-06-14 09:39:07

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two women tourists were stabbed near Times Square in New York and a man knifed in a separate subway attack early on Wednesday, police and prosecutors said. The attacks followed a stabbing on Tuesday of a tourist from Texas on a subway train on the city's Upper West Side. A man was being questioned in the stabbings of the women shortly after 4 a.m. Wednesday outside a hotel on Broadway, a police spokesman said. The two, aged 22 and 25, were stabbed in the back and...

2005-07-20 19:05:57

HAMILTON, Bermuda (Reuters) - Bermuda's government passed a law on Wednesday that would imprison people for at least three years for carrying machetes and similar bladed weapons in public to stem rising gang violence in the British territory. Earlier this month, two girls were stabbed aboard a pleasure cruiser as rival gangs fought after the boat was hijacked and a knife was held to the captain's throat. In an incident last year, gangs interrupted a soccer match and fought with machetes,...


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