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Noel Gallagher links games to knife crime

Reckons people are becoming desensitised.

Oasis guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher believes videogames are partly to blame for a knife crime spree that has claimed the lives of over 18 teenagers in London so far.

"People say it's through violent videogames and I guess that's got something to do with it," Gallagher told the BBC after picking up an award at the Silver Clef ceremony in London.

"If kids are sitting up all night smoking super skunk and they come so desensitised to crime because they're playing these videogames, it's really, really scary."

Gallagher went on to rue the frequency of knife and violent crimes in the UK, and pointed to the Prime Minister and the head of the opposition and their questionable motivation in putting a stop to it.

"In my day, status was trying to be somebody, do you know what I mean, not trying to kill somebody? I was up in Liverpool for a week a couple of weeks ago and even on the news there it's every single night," added Gallagher.

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