Another young person killed in the escalating epidemic of knife violence and you don't need to be a brain surgeon to work out the cause.
Since the Conservatives came into power in 2010, their austerity drive has seen funding across the board slashed and this includes 27,000 less police officers and £700m cuts to the police service.
Also gone, in the name of austerity, are 1000 youth services, including successful programs to tackle gang violence.
Police, with a reduced budget and thousands of fewer officers too, are under 'significant stress', the emergency services watchdog have said and need more than £400m extra a year to stem rising crime, and, if that isn't forthcoming, they could have to cut further officers and further ration services.
It isn't that hard to work out, if there are less of the people employed to stop crime, then crime will rise.
The Conservatives have been awful, the austerity cuts devastating the country so this is the direct result of Government policy and while the blame goes to the morons arming themselves with knives and sticking them in each other, the choices the Government have made has enabled the environment for it to happen in.