Ramarni Crosby: Council considering action plan to stop children carrying knives

City leaders say they never want to see another stabbing death like that of Ramarni Crosby. Gloucestershire County Council is due to debate proposals next week to develop an action plan to deter young people from carrying knives.

They are expected to note the profound impact Ramarni Crosby’s death has had on the city of Gloucester. The 16-year-old, from Frampton on Severn, was stabbed on December 15 in Stratton Road, Gloucester.

And councilors say they never want to see another of the county’s young children hurt by knife crime. Councilor Nick Housden (C, Stonehouse) and Cllr Alastair Chambers (Independent Curator, Coney Hill and Matson) are expected to move the motion on May 18.

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“We want all of our children and young people to feel safe in their communities and that no one carries a weapon – either with the intent of violence or for perceived protection,” the motion reads.

The proposal is for the council to develop an action plan with its partners from the police, schools and youth groups to ensure the county council is doing all it can to deter young people from carrying knives .

He says the action plan should focus on what the board can “do differently” to ensure it learns from the lessons of the past as well as the successes of other areas of the board.

“We will listen and work with partners in areas of high knife crime to learn what more we can do to support these communities and stop young people from carrying knives in the first place,” the motion reads.

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