[D]octors are calling for a ban on long pointed kitchen knives to reduce deaths from stabbing.
From the BBC Website. It's getting to be that Doctors will call for the banning of anything if it gets them on the news. Maybe that's what should be banned. There does seem to be a serious point here, though it is undermined by the third paragraph of the story:
They argued many assaults are committed impulsively, prompted by alcohol and drugs, and a kitchen knife often makes an all too available weapon.
Sort of suggesting the banning knives wont stop attacks happening, just make the injuries different...