PM pledges tougher stop and search powers

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Extended stop and search powers, tougher sentences and more prison places are among the number of pledges Boris Johnson has made as he rolls out a tough government line on crime.

The prime minister has announced £2.5bn will be invested into creating 10,000 new prison places.

Powers to stop and search will be extended to cover an additional 8,000 officers in England and Wales in a bid to tackle the continuing knife crime crisis.

His pledge comes just days after a police officer was stabbed in the head with a machete in east London.

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