Community event will discuss knife and gun crime increase in Newham

PUBLISHED: 15:44 06 November 2017 | UPDATED: 14:12 07 November 2017

Newham Community Call to Action will be holding an event on Saturday.  Pic credit: PA

Newham Community Call to Action will be holding an event on Saturday. Pic credit: PA

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A community forum discussing the rise of knife and gang crime in Newham is set to take place this weekend.

Newham Community Call to Action is being held at Sarah Bonnell School, in Deanery Road, Stratford, from 11.30am to 3pm on Saturday.

It will bring together young people, faith leaders, youth organisations, businesses and other stakeholders to discuss the reasons behind the rise in youth violence and what can be done to tackle it.

It has been organised by the Metropolitan Police, Newham Council and representatives from the voluntary and faith sectors.

Paul Leslie, director of Rights and Equalities in Newham, said: “Voluntary and statutory sector groups, elected members and concerned individuals have jointly developed NCCA.

“This is a real opportunity for local young people and adults to work with us to identify sustainable solutions to the very serious issues of gun and knife crime.

“These are complex issues, NCCA is the start of a process aimed at achieving a better understanding and developing

a safer borough for all.”

The event is free to attend but anyone planning to do so should register by visiting here.

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