Amazons frequently bought together feature suggests 14yearold buys knife with his school

The Telegraph understands that the two products are no longer linked on Amazon.There have been 100 murders in London so far this year. Twenty of the victims were teenagers, 18 of whom were fatally stabbed.Louis-Ryan Menezes, 17, was stabbed to death in Northampton in May last year. His mother Cheri Curran said her family has been left “totally devastated” and has urged young people to put an end to street violence.Yousef Makki, 17, died after being knifed in the heart in Hale Barns, Greater Manchester, in March this year.  His sister Jade has spoken out about the need for tougher sentences for those convicted of knife crime. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Amazon’s ‘frequently bought together’ feature suggested a 14-year-old buy a knife with his school rucksack, his police officer father has revealed.Alister Bonafia, from Kettering, Northamptonshire, was searching for a backpack online while getting ready for the start of a new school year.But after adding a £22.99 ‘college school bag’ to his virtual basket, the website offered him a large kitchen knife to go with it.Alister immediately told his father Wiz, a special constable with Northamptonshire Police. The 42-year-old was furious when he heard what had happened.”As a parent I was shocked and worried how easy it looks for my 14-year-old son to buy a knife and how normal Amazon are making it look,” he said.”As a Special Constable that sees how knife crime is impacting communities in Northamptonshire, I’m even more shocked.  “I’ve been to stabbings and robberies at knife point before – the effect on the victims and wider communities are horrendous.”We all have to play our part in reducing knife crime, Amazon is no exception.”He added: “I have had a chat with Alister about knife crime and what he should do if faced with a knife, so he knows the gravity of knife crime.”

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