• Criminals are using machetes more and more to instill terror in their victims 
  • Shocking data reveals police dealt with 15 attacks a day in last 2 months of 2016
  •  425 were in London, 99 in Greater Manchester and 77 in the West Midlands

DAILY MAIL — Machete attacks are taking place every 90 minutes on our streets, figures reveal.

Criminals are increasingly picking the jungle blades as their weapons of choice to instill terror in victims and rival gang members.

Police forces are dealing with rising numbers of machete-wielding thugs carrying out murders, rapes, robberies and burglaries.

In February, 20-year-old Sadiq Aadam was hacked to death in Belsize Park, north London, by a gang carrying the blades. A teenager has since appeared in court charged with murdering two young men. […]