Shropshire Star

'I live in a nice part of town, but the menace of knife crime is all around me'

Knives are all around us. It is just that most of us aren’t aware until another young life is lost.

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Keelan Wilson was attacked just yards from his home in Strathfield Walk

Today Sir Keir Starmer says he will do something about it. It is one election pledge that we must ensure he keeps.

I live in a relatively leafy part of Wolverhampton. It is full of nice people, who tend their gardens and always stop to chat. I have never once felt unsafe walking the streets at any time of day or night.

But, but, but...

In my 22 years or so living here, there have probably been half a dozen murders of teenagers. All within walking distance of my house.