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05 November 2015

XLP's Tackling Britain's Knife Crime conference to look for way forward

XLP's Tackling Britain's Knife Crime conference to look for way forward

XLP will bring together victims of knife crime, police, families, youth workers and policy makers for a conference on Monday, 9 November to explore the challenges of knife crime and look together to find a way forward.

The day will combine testimonies from young people, parents and youth workers who have experienced youth and gang violence.

The conference will also hear the views of policy makers and leaders in policing and the third sector. 

Patrick Regan, founder and CEO of XLP said: “Seeing young people killed in our communities is tragic.

“The past does not have to define the future. We need to be courageous and look forward to sustainable strategic solutions that will deliver lasting change into these communities. That is what the conference is all about.”         

There has been an 18 per cent rise in stabbings and deaths in London this year.

On 14 September over a hundred young people marched from the Aylesbury estate in Southwark in inner London to pay their respects to their friend Mohammed ‘Moe’ Dura-Ray, a victim of knife crime.

The conference will be hosted by Nina Hossein of ITV news, and speakers will include chief superintendent John Sutherland, Duncan Bew, clinical lead for trauma and emergency surgery at Kings College Hospital and Sheldon Thomas, founder and chief executive of Gangsline.

To find out more about the event and to book tickets please visit the XLP website.