Anti-Knife Campaigners March In Colchester

A march is taking place in Colchester today (Saturday 24th May) to raise awareness of the dangers of knife crime.

Jay Whiston and mum

Hundreds of anti-knife campaigners are expected to attend the demonstration to urge people to stop carrying the deadly weapons.

It has been organised by the charity Only Coward Carry, which was set up following the death of 17-year-old Jay Whiston who was stabbed at a house party in the town two years ago.

His mother, Caroline Shearer told Heart: "Last year we had a great turn out and this year we'd like as many people to support what we're doing to keep our children safe.

"Just come along, nothing's needed, and walk the half a mile with us."

The march is to start at the top of the High Street and will finish at the War Memorial near the Castle.

Those wishing to take part are being told to meet at 11.30am for a 12pm start.

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