With knife and gun crime on the rise in the UK, is Kevlar-lined clothing the future for safe living? One company certainly seems to think...

With knife and gun crime on the rise in the UK, is Kevlar-lined clothing the future for safe living? One company certainly seems to think so. Bladerunner is an Essex-based company that makes protective clothing for police forces and security guards, and now also offers ‘stab-proof’ Kevlar-lined hoodies so that gang youths can look cool and stay safe.

After a colleague’s policeman friend came across 14 and 15 year olds wearing stab-proof vests for protection on the streets, the company’s director Adrian Davis has apparently also approached schools in East London about the possibility of putting Kevlar linings into school uniforms. A scary thought, but if there’s no prevention at least there can be some protection.

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