Norfolk's PCC funds knife crime education

12 November 2018, 08:42 | Updated: 12 November 2018, 08:43

Lorne Green

A lot of young people in Norfolk need coping skills to know what the alternatives to carrying a knife are - according to the county's Police and Crime Commissioner.

Lorne Green has been funding a project to teach young people about the dangers of knives.

StreetDoctors sessions took place in Norwich just this weekend.

They aim to change attitudes towards violence and help young people to take responsibility for their actions.

"I'm determined to do everything I can, with every breath I have in me while I'm the Police and Crime Commissioner, to give these young people the chance to find some resilience, and to find a proper path - a positive path," he told Heart.

"I want them to understand the perils of knife crime.

"A lot of these young people are scared. They feel they have to carry a knife. They need coping skills to know what the alternatives are."

There have been at least 20 stabbings in Norfolk and Suffolk in 2018 so far.