An MP has been ridiculed on social media after he suggested all knives should be fitted with GPS trackers.

Scott Mann, Conservative MP for North Cornwall, said on Twitter there should be a national database “like we do with guns”.

His tweet has attracted more than 3,600 comments, with some saying Mr Mann was “not the sharpest knife in the drawer”.

New figures show knife crime in England and Wales is at its highest for nine years.

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Mr Mann’s Tweet reads: “Every knife sold in the UK should have a gps tracker fitted in the handle.

“It’s time we had a national database like we do with guns.

“If you’re carrying it around you had better have

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