Boris Johnson pledges to extend police stop and search powers

Prime minister also announced creation of 10,000 more prison places at a cost of £2.5bn

Boris Johnson has said he is determined to tackle rising levels of knife crime by announcing an extension of police stop-and-search powers.

At the same time, the prime minister announced the government would be investing £2.5bn in creating 10,000 new prison places to ensure serious violent and sexual offenders got the sentence they deserved.

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