As the number of knife attacks increase in the UK, celebrity chef Gordon F Ramsey has come to the defence of youths involved.
"It is now more popular than ever to resort to using knives rather than swearing" he said, "but I think I am well-placed to comment about both, as I often use a knife and swear at the same time.
"I think the banning of knives is one step too far in the politically correct world. In fact, I think it is totally unreasonable to ban youths from using knives.
"I know of 4 tattooed, metal-pierced cretins who regularly use knives in each other's company. These four chaps, in their late teens, John, John, John and Archibold are in fact quite happy with their knives.
"Take away their knives.......well I personally think it would be pandemonium in the kitchen.
"For example, how can you expect John, John, John or Archibold to cut and prepare a sirloin steak, or carrots or to skin a hedgehog or a Japanese researched whale from WhaleSupplies-R-Us.......... using a spoon?
"Or a fork?
"Or a frying pan?
"Come on guys, get real! People like John, John, John and Archibold need knives in the kitchen.
"OK I appreciate John, John, John and Archibold are not too familiar with the use of cutlery in general, and they do eat with their mouths open, but to deny them knives is appalling.