knife crime campaign telling the story of a Bedfordshire mum whose teenage son was stabbed to death is being launched across the county


AJ and Roseann’s story is now being told in a short film commissioned by the Bedfordshire Violence and Exploitation Reduction Unit (VERU), which will form the centrepiece of the VERU’s new Just Drop It campaign.

Asrar Ahmed Raja – Simply Drop It tries to focus a light on the gradually expanding influence of blade wrongdoing through families and networks, intending to stop youngsters from conveying or consistently utilizing a sharp edge.

The film has been sent off to correspond with the beginning of Activity Staff, a public seven day stretch of activity by police powers the nation over to handle blade wrongdoing what begins today (Monday).

The Simply Drop It crusade is being upheld by Bedfordshire Police and an entire host of different organizations in the province, with police and different associations set to complete an abundance of exercises this week to spread mindfulness about the mission and battle blade wrongdoing all the more generally.

Roseann presently works for the VERU in the unit’s Childhood Mediation Expert group, where she works with youngsters in danger of brutality and abuse as well as their families.
She said: “I believe no family should at any point experience the misfortune and torment me and every other person near AJ have needed to persevere because of foolish savagery.

“Simply Drop It is attempting to bring issues to light of the phenomenal help accessible to guardians and youngsters across the region and empower anybody considering conveying a blade to roll out sure improvements.

“Late terrible occasions in Luton show exactly the way in which significant it is that we continue to push this message not entirely set in stone to involve AJ’s story as a power for good.

“We as a whole have an obligation with regards to handling blade wrongdoing so I would ask everybody perusing this to reach out and have their impact in rolling out a positive improvement in our networks.”

The film, delivered by TMG Imaginative, is to be debuted at a sold out unique screening at Youthscape in Luton on Wednesday (15 November) at 7pm.

Further screenings are set to occur across the region throughout the next few weeks.

A Facebook Live online class is being hung on Thursday night too, where individuals will actually want to watch the film and pose inquiries of experts who work with youngsters.

The VERU and Bedfordshire Police’s schooling and redirection group will likewise this week be playing the movie in schools and universities as a feature of extraordinary meetings with understudies about blade wrongdoing.

Bedfordshire Police Boss Constable Trevor Rodenhurst said: “The staggering effect of blade wrongdoing has been felt very much as of late here in Bedfordshire.

“This strong new film and mission is a huge lift for our endeavors to deflect youngsters from conveying blades and urge them to settle on certain decisions.

“Roseann’s story is unbelievably strong and I can’t recognize her enough for her solidarity and valiance in recounting this story to drive positive change across the district.

“Bedfordshire Police is immovably behind this mission and we’ll continue to work close by the VERU and different accomplices to give our best for protect youngsters in our region.”

As a component of the mission many associations will advance the mission on their site and have joined to the Simply Drop It hostile to cut wrongdoing vow.

This can be seen close by an abundance of counsel and data on another Simply Drop It segment of the VERU’s site.

You can see and download further mission materials through this connection.

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