Community group launches anti knife campaign

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The No More Knives group has launched its campaign to rid the streets of Crewe of knife crime.

The group was formed after the death of a local Crewe man Eric Tomkinson and a series of knife attacks in the town.

Today members from the group supported by Cheshire Police, David Keane, Police and Crime Commissioner and former Crewe and Nantwich MP, Laura Smith were out in force searching an area of Crewe for knives.

In an interview with BBC Radio Stoke, a member of the group Grant Coiley said part of the reason for joining the group was to make sure the streets were safe for his son.

Another member of the group, Matthew Irlam explained how he setup the group in response to the death of his friend Eric Tomkinson who was murdered in Crewe.

Since the group was formed in October Matthew revealed the number of knives they had taken off the streets so far.

Speaking BBC Radio Stoke Mr Irlam said:

Over 20 so far, hopefully, it will be more, that is 20 knives that could have caused harm to people, even one or two may mean a life has been saved aved.

You can hear the full interviews below.

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