CHILLING REALITY OF WILD WEST UK; New Figures Reveal Violent Crime Up 50% in Parts of Britain ++ Two Elderly Women's Necks Broken in Vicious Attacks ++ and One Image of a Machete Thug Sums Up

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CHILLING REALITY OF WILD WEST UK; New Figures Reveal Violent Crime Up 50% in Parts of Britain ++ Two Elderly Women's Necks Broken in Vicious Attacks ++ and One Image of a Machete Thug Sums Up


Byline: Rebecca Camber Crime Correspondent

STRIKING fear into his victims, this machetewielding masked raider personifies Britain's violent crimewave.

The swaggering criminal forced staff at a shop in Bury to hand over the takings before fleeing with an accomplice.

The shocking image emerged last night as official figures revealed that violent crime is up in 42 of 43 police force areas - in some by more than 50 per cent.

As calls were made for ministers and police chiefs to get a grip:

Two elderly women suffered broken necks, one later dying The after being attacked, in Derby and Birmingham, it emerged yesterday;

The mother of an Ipswich teenager who was stabbed to death said: 'The violence has got to stop';

An Australian TV presenter had a PS15,000 camera ripped from her hands by a moped gang in London;

Home Office data showed nearly nine in ten violent crimes went unsolved.

The crime wave was brought into sharp focus on Tuesday by a series of moped raids across London.

These muggings followed a string of other shocking incidents in the capital, which has seen more than 70 killings this year already. And yesterday analysis of regional ONS figures suggested the crime wave is now a national issue.

Greater Manchester Police and South Yorkshire saw violence go up by 53 and 57 per cent respectively. But the biggest surge - of 58 per cent - was in Durham. …

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