Birmingham & Black Country

West Midlands Police and surgeons join up to fight knife crime

Surgeons are joining forces with police officers in the West Midlands to try to reduce knife crime.

The Saving Lives Reducing Violence event at Birmingham's Tally Ho Convention Centre on Tuesday will include plans for workshops for youngsters most at risk of violence.

The mothers of two murdered teenagers will also speak about their experiences at the conference.

The Surgical Foundation has previously worked with the Metropolitan Police.

The event has been organised by the Surgical Foundation, West Midlands Police and The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland.

Marcia Shakespeare and Bev Thomas, the mothers of Letisha Shakespeare and Charlene Ellis, who were fatally shot in gang-related crossfire while out celebrating New Year in Aston, Birmingham, will also speak about their experiences.

Four men were convicted of their murders in 2005.

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