Primary school pupil aged just eight holds knife to fellow schoolboy's throat

A primary school pupil aged just eight held a knife against another pupil's throat and threatened to 'cut him', it has been revealed.

The boy, in year four at the 210-pupil St Paul's Primary School in Primrose Hill, north London, threatened the other pupil in the corridor with a Swiss Army knife which he had brought to school.

It is believed the boy had had the knife confiscated by a teacher at the start of the school day, but took it out of the teacher's desk at going home time, which is when the incident occurred in January this year.

An eight-year-old pupil at St Paul's Primary School in Primrose Hill, north London, held a knife against another pupil's throat and threatened to 'cut him', it has been revealed

An eight-year-old pupil at St Paul's Primary School in Primrose Hill, north London, held a knife against another pupil's throat and threatened to 'cut him', it has been revealed

A meeting at Camden Borough Council to discuss knife crime in the borough last Monday (Mar 26) was told how the eight-year-old boy has since apologised to the victim and written him a letter.

Tory councillor Leila Roy, who is a spokesman for children and young people on the council, read out the letter during the meeting, the Ham & High newspaper revealed last week.

The letter

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